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~ Tahoma jasper cab ~

Offered here is a splendid cabochon of top quality Tahoma jasper, from the slopes of Mt. Rainier in Washington state. The local American Indian name for that same mountain is Tahoma, which translates roughly to 'next to heaven', and it is considered to be a sacred place. So someone chose a great name for this terrific and very rare material! This unique cab is a marvelous example, with intriguing squiggles of midnight blue to black agate, feathery snow clouds, peachy chiffon patches, as well as a pool of sparkly crystal. Looks like crushed ice! The colors are typical of the best the material has to offer, with several shades of light and dark slate blue, burnt yellow, & rich chocolate brown. Great contrast here, and because it's a mixture of agate and jasper, there's some translucence. This stone has next to none of the all too typical fractures, and whatever few tiny lines that may be present are healed. The stone has a nicely rounded dome of 5.5mm, and a versatile designer shape, brilliantly polished both front and back.

Size: 47x26mm
Weight: approximately 58 carats

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Tahoma jasper

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