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Dimensions (mm) 44 x 40 x 7mm
Weight (carats) 175 carats

This is a natural untreated slab of stunning porcelain jasper.
We have taken both sides of the slab wet.

Jasper is one of the many gemstones that belong to the quartz family. It is an opaque and impure variety of silicon dioxide. The name ‘jasper’ comes from the Greek word for ‘spotted stone,’ which refers to the stone’s multicolored, striped, spotted or flamed appearance. Jasper is a dense substance which can be made of up to 20 percent of foreign materials. Because of these impurities, jasper is rarely uniformly formed.

Mayan Porcelain Jasper is a striking stone named for the ancient Maya civilization that reigned over southern Mexico, the Yucatan Peninsula and the northern part of Central America during the pre-Columbian era. Some Mayan artifacts have been carbon dated to as far back as 2600 BCE.

The Maya people may be well known today for their astronomic calendar, but these ancient people have long been admired for their enduring art, advanced architecture, innovative math and astronomy systems. Rare stones, like this porcelain jasper, were esteemed by the Maya elite. The stones were difficult to acquire, so possessing such treasures helped solidify a Maya noble’s position in society.

Mayan Porcelain Jasper owes its striking beauty to its exceptional swirl of colors. Porcelain white, smoky purple, and inky black create a unique, natural pattern within each piece. A brecciated stone, this form of jasper features different stone fragments fused together over millions of year to form one beautiful stone. Mayan Porcelain Jasper is a gift from Mother Nature that is sure to inspire and free the mind.

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