Bumblebee Jasper Tapered Baguette Cut Cabochon

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This tapered baguette cut cabochon looks like a billowing fire with vibrant yellows and oranges rising from whites in a "background" of grays. 

Shaped and polished with a flat reverse and a rounded obverse, this cabochon has one end that is thinner and taller with the other end wider and shorter. It has an unusual shape and almost gradient-colored banding, making it a cabochon with character! 

Bumblebee jasper is a combination of volcanic matter, anhydrite, hematite, sulfur and arsenic. Despite its name, bumblebee jasper is technically a chalcedony and not a jasper because there is no quartz. This piece with the bright bands of yellow, orange, black and white is extremely unique. Java, Indonesia is the only known source of this mineral as it forms near active volcanoes.

Indonesia 

 

Size (at widest end): 2.06 x 1.25 x .06 inches
Size (at thinnest end): 2.06 x 1.81 x .31 inches

Weight: 0.8 oz. / 25 g.