Each 15.5" strand features 47-48 8mm beads. This listing is for one randomly selected strand. Due to the nature of this stone, some beads may have natural pitting.
Brecciated Jasper is a member of the jasper family that contains hematite, an iron compound that gives it its color. It's also known as Poppy Jasper because it has orbicular patterns, or 'poppies'. It's characterized by its brecciated red, black, and grey colors. Brecciated comes from the word ‘breccia’, which is a geology term used when rocks composed of broken fragments cement together to form a fine-grained matrix.
Mohs scale: 6.5-7
Family: Jasper (quartz)
Locality: The United States, India, Egypt, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Russia, and many other countries around the world.