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African Turquoise Puffy Ovals, 8 x 12mm Half strand

African Turquoise Puffy Ovals, 8 x 12mm Half strand

£2.28

 

African Turquoise is not turquoise at all.  It is a type of jasper found in Africa.

So then, what is jasper?  Jasper is a form of chalcedony.  Another form of chalcedony is agate.  The differences between jasper and agate is that jaspers (there are many of them) have less regular patterns and are more opaque.  Jaspers are opaque because they contain microscopic grains of crystalline quartz, whereas the quarts in agate are more fiber-like.  Jaspers take on varying colours depending on the other minerals present at the site of formation.  One advantage of African jasper is that it is harder than turquoise.

The 'Stone of Evolution', brings encouragement for growth, development and positive change within life itself.


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