Maligano Jasper is the name given to a recently discovered brecciated (consisting of angular fragments cemented together) Jasper variety that was found in Indonesia around 2011-2012. The name comes from the small village it was found in on the island of Sulawesi. Jasper, which is an aggregate of microgranular quartz and/or chalcedony and other mineral phases, is an opaque, impure variety of silica, usually red, yellow, brown or green in color; and rarely blue. The common red color is due to iron inclusions.
This very unique gemstone is beautiful and unlike any I’ve ever seen. This pear shaped cabochon of Maligano Jasper is so special that you can actually see the variety of minerals that this gemstone is made of. Its wrapped in black wire to showcase the various divisions of colors. The cord itself matches along with the silver lobster clasp and adjustable chain. Because this gemstone has only recently been discovered, its fair to say not many have ownership of it yet. Why not be one of the few who do?