*Poppy Jasper cut by Michael Hendrix
*Sterling silver
*Signed, numbered, dated

Length (inside):  5.5" (14 cm)
Centerpiece: .75" square
Weight: .7 oz (21.6 g)

Item #726 - $250

Bracelet - $250:

Poppy Jasper Bracelet

Poppy Jasper Bracelet
Poppy Jasper Bracelet Detail
Poppy Jasper Bracelet
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Here is a sweet little bracelet with a tiny California Poppy Jasper, likely from Morgan Hill. Poppy is an orbicular jasper meaning it ordinarily has colorful circular features. This is a little confusing because the large, overlapping, somewhat egg-shaped features like the ones in my Imperial Flower Bowl Necklace which also occur in Morrisonite and similar jaspers are called "orbs." However, those stones are not considered to be "orbicular." Orbicular stones like Poppy and Ocean have small circular flowers or bubbles, the former often suggesting a field of poppies or even cabbage roses like the patterns in my Poppy Bouquet Necklace. The stone in this bracelet has none of those things. It is simply a lovely abstract painting, it's unusual background color gives the only clue that it is actually Morgan Hill Poppy.

Zenz includes some jaspers in his monumental work and devotes a number of pages to Poppy in Agates III. Many of us would like for him to do a 3 volume set on jaspers! Michael Katz (below) quotes Poppy Jasper at length, including this, "When people wear earthstones [like Poppy], they become more in tune with their planet. Their understanding of the planet grows, and they become aware that their planet is indeed alive."

When you order, please let me know your wrist size so I can adjust the bracelet for you.