Every box in this category is unique and and handmade in St. Petersburg Russia by the most well known artist in his field. This is a bit different than our usual gem boxes because it has an inlay design with a piece of Picture Jasper surrounded by a Snowflake Obsidian border. The sides and inside of the hinged box are made of black serpentine.
Measurements: ~6-1/2" long x 2-3/4" wide x 1-5/8" tall
Location: Utah - Jasper / Mexico - Obsidian
Jasper is an opaque stone originating from silica rich sediment or volcanic ash. It can occur in any color depending on the mineral content of the original sediment. Beautiful patterns can also occur in jasper. This happens when the original rock- forming materials are fractured or distorted in the ground, and then are later filled in with other minerals. A specific jasper may be named for its location, or may be named imaginatively by describing its unique appearance.