Sand-colored picture jasper beads display streaks and marking that often seem to depict landscapes - from desert sand dunes to rocky mountains to dry riverbeds. This semiprecious gemstone is actually petrified mud. The mud was rich in quartz that oozed and dripped into pockets of gas formed by molten lava. Heat from the exposure turned the mud solid almost instantly. Picture jasper is found in Idaho and Oregon (USA). Our selection of picture jasper beads, donuts, and pendants usually includes both polished and matte picture jasper. These semiprecious jewelry components are said to help re-evaluate life issues, facilitate development, and aid business pursuits.
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