JOY (no. 22)

while this may be one of my simpler pieces, it is made with one of my favorite stones…dalmation jasper (bet you can guess which one that is). I’ve always loved its random markings of black against off white. pairing with onyx seems like a natural fit, and i’ve done this many times. throughout my work as a jewelry designer, and my studies of gemology and gem history, i’ve come to love the anecdotes, stories and healing powers attributed to gems and stones – nature’s little wonders. dalmation jasper is a stone that is not only unique and interesting, it is known as one that clears negativity and allows the wearer to move forward in their lives to find joy. now, who couldn’t use a little more joy?