Bumblebee Jasper Slab for Cabochon Makers, Collectors or Lapidary Artists - Bumble Bee Jasper (Bumblebee Jasper) is the trade name for colorful fibrous material found at Mount Papandayan, West Java, Indonesia. The stone is know for its distinctive yellow to orange and black banding. The stones patterns are unique and ensure that no two slabs are exactly alike, which makes bumble bee jasper a lovely stone to include in any jewelry or stone collection. -- You will receive the EXACT Bumble Bee Jasper Slice pictured.
Bumblebee Jasper Slab | Bumble Bee Jasper Slab
- 111mm x 57mm x 6.5mm thick
- 4.4-inches x 2.3-inches x 0.25-inches thick
OOAK Item - SLB0260B
The use of jasper for Bumble Bee is a misnomer, as this vibrantly colored yellow to orange, and black material actually formed from a mixture of Indonesian volcano lava and sediments. The orange and yellow colors are mainly caused by finely dispersed realgar (arsenic) and sulphur. The black stain is caused by pyrite. It was first discovered on the island of Java during the 1990s.
Metaphysically, Bumblebee Jasper is said to enable one to accept change, find new opportunities, increase ones self-esteem -- also believed to help one make decisions without relying on emotions. Chakra(s): Sacral and Solar Plexus.
Please Note: This is a lapidary rough slab; it is not polished. - Slabs are Cut in-house by Michelle of Silver Enchantments LLC / Rocky Ridge Lapidary here in the USA - There may be some light saw marks that will not affect your cabochons - IMPORTANT : This is Not a slab for beginners; wear a good respirator mask when moving, storing and/or doing lapidary work with this stone - Highly recommended to wash your hands when raw-handling; do lapidary work gloved, while wearing a mask and with lots of water; stabilizing is also recommended before working. - Edges are rough and natural - Pictures taken Outdoors - Shown both Wet and Dry. - Measurements are approximate and given in total outside/widest points. - I try to show the most accurate photo possible, but there can be color variations due to monitor settings. - I try to note any excessive issues, but please zoom in to examine for any flaws. - I cannot be responsible for fractures, vugs or blemishes from mother nature. - Photo prop(s), finished cabochon example(s), etc. are not included.