Dalmation Stone jasper gemstone bead sterling silver 925 link necklace
Stunning gemstone necklace, handmade from solid Dalmatian stone (also nicknamed "Dalmation Jasper") gemstone beads, which have been threaded onto sterling silver wire links. Finished with a lobster clasp and 1 inch extender chain (both stamped '925').
Length: 21 inches / 54cm
Dalmatian stone beads: approx 8mm each.
I'd often thought that dalmatian jasper didn't feel like other types of jasper (it feels slightly lighter and more porous). I came across this article by some gemstone and geology experts in the USA recently, and they had sent some Dalmatian Jasper out for gemological testing; the results were fascinating.
In short, analysis revealed that Dalmatian Jasper is a type of igneous rock, not a jasper. As it is mostly known as a "jasper" (and that is what customers prefer to call it), I still use the term in the item title - but for clarification purposes, it's important to note it's a igneous rock, not proper jasper. Regardless, it's a truly beautiful and eye catching stone!