Impression Jasper Heishi bo•koo™ Collar

Impression Jasper Heishi bo•koo™ Collar

from 145.00

Wear it alone or glam it up with bo•koo™ Drop pendants!
Each bo•koo™ Collar is individually handcrafted using 100% Silk thread, double-knotted between each Impression Jasper bead, paired with micup studios’ artisan {hand-metal forged} bead tips in either 14/20kt Gold-filled or 0.925 Sterling Silver complimenting your bo•koo™ clasp. Each bo•koo™ clasp will vary slightly due to the Artisan hand metal forging process, unique to micup studio design.

  • Collar with clasp dimensions - approximate 17”

  • Clasp dimensions - approximate 18mm - 20mm diameter

This item is made to order. Please allow 5 - 14 business days for creation before shipping.

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SHIPPING & RETURN INFO

Estimated Delivery: Creation lead time is approximately 5 - 14 days from date of purchase
Delivery Type: USPS Priority Mail post {Insurance & tracking are included}
Returns / Exchanges: micup studio does NOT accept returns or exchanges. If there is an issue with your purchase, please contact me within 3 days after receipt so that we may come to a satisfactory resolution.


MINERAL COMPOSITION

Impression Jasper is a stone that's not commonly known or recognized by many despite its inherent beauty. It comes in a variety of colors and possibly more names. The material comes with variety of tan and crimson matrix colors which create a striking contrast to any color it may be enhanced.

Jasper is a dense, opaque, microcrystalline variety of Quartz. Fibrous and grainy varieties of Quartz are often grouped together and referred to as Chalcedony, though Jasper’s microcrystals are laid out in large, sugar-like grains rather than the fibrous layers of Chalcedony or Agate. It occurs in nodules or as fillings in fissures and may be found all over the world, in nearly every color.

Previously labeled Variscite, this stone has proven to be somewhat of a mystery. We know that it is a natural jasper-like material, but no one in the market knows what to call it yet. Impression Jasper has become the accepted trade name, but the scientific name has yet to be identified {also known as: African Blue Opal, Aqua Terra Jasper, Emperor Jasper, Sea Jasper, Ocean Jasper, Sea Sediment Jasper}.

At one time called, Utahlite and also referred to as Australian Jade, Australian Blue Opal and Variquoise.  However, Impression Jasper is the accepted trade name for Variscite. Variscite was first described in 1837 and named for the type locality of Variscia, the ancient Latin name for Vogtland in Germany.

ORIGINS

Mined in Hubei China. Jasper gemstones can be found in many locations around the world. Some of the most notable deposits are sourced from Australia, Brazil, Canada, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Madagascar, Mexico, Russia, Uruguay, Venezuela and the United States of America, including Arizona, Arkansas, California, Idaho, Oregon, Texas and Washington.

LEGENDS AND LORE

Jasper is known to have been a favorite gem in the ancient world; its name can be traced back in Arabic, Azerbaijani, Persian, Hebrew, Assyrian, Greek and Latin.

Historically, Jasper is traceable to all ancient peoples and civilizations. Worn by shamans, priests and kings, it was considered sacred and a powerful protection stone, for both the physical world and in the spiritual realm. Amulets of Jasper were carved by the Egyptians with symbols and inscriptions from the Book of the Dead and buried with mummified remains for safe passage in the after life. It was highly utilized in many cultures for engraving cylinder seals, signet rings, and special talismans depicting astrological and religious images. It was the twelfth stone in the Breastplate of the Jewish High Priest, and the apostle Peter is supposed to have derived his name from Jasper, the rock upon which Christ would build his church. To the medieval world and the Native Americans, Jasper was “the rain bringer” and highly regarded as a stone for dowsing.

Jasper is recognized as the “supreme nurturer”.

Believed to be soothing and calming for body and mind giving emotional stability and self-confidence. Is said to bring abundance.

Jasper is not specific to any zodiac sign.