Ocean Jasper is a trade name for a multicolored stone from Madagascar, typically with spherical patterning. Although commonly described as an orbicular jasper, the most recent research suggests it is the mineral chalcedony instead. Some pieces have agate banding or druses of clear quartz, a coating of tiny crystals, known more commonly as “druzy”. A gorgeous stone with a very interesting play of colour and pattern. Holding the energy of water and the ocean, Ocean Jasper crystal is a heart-opening stone that invites you to call love, kindness, and happiness into your life.
Rutilated quartz is a variety of quartz which contains needle-like inclusions of rutile. These inclusions mostly look golden, but they also can look silver, copper red or deep black. They can be distributed randomly or in bundles, which sometimes are arranged star-like, and they can be sparse or dense enough to make the quartz body nearly opaque. While otherwise inclusions often reduce the value of a crystal, rutilated quartz in fact is valued for the quality and beauty of these inclusions. Golden rutilated quartz also known as the “Hair of Venus” is found in a large number of locations throughout the globe, although most rutilated quartz available comes from Brazil or Madagascar. It can clear energy blockages of all the chakras and stimulates the alignment of the mind and body. April is the birthstone for this Quartz.