There’s a beautiful new find in the gem world … bumblebee jasper! It’s so amazingly beautiful I found myself quickly addicted to it and have bought up every little bit that I can find.
It’s easy enough to see how it got it’s name. It’s a volcanic stone out of the volcanic vents in Indonesia. It’s quickly becoming a prized find and the prices are going up quickly. I was lucky enough to get several pieces from a reputable lapidarist who didn’t rob me blind.
I wrapped it in gold fill, keeping it simple. All I really needed to do is allow the stone to be seen. this is such an incredibly beautiful material. I fondled the stone for hours before I wrapped it … and for hours afterwards. It mesmerizes me!
This piece will soon be available in my Etsy shop.