Lapidary Gemstones and Crystals – Create With Rare Beauty
Maligano Jasper is a unique brecciated jasper from indonesia. It was featured in the January edition of Rock and Gem (2019) and, although it was discovered in 2012, it is just making its way to the US market. It was the big hit at the Tucson Gem and Mineral show this year. The patterns of this jasper are highly variable with islands of jasper floating in rivers of agate. The colors range from yellow, gray, red and orange. Dendritic flowering patterns are common in this material.
Despite its rather rare occurrence, it is an easy stone for beginners to cut. This gives beginners and experts a like a chance to work with a stone that provides an opportunity to let the creative juices flow, picking the best spot on the slab to produce the perfect scene or pattern.