Absolutely gorgeous bracelet handcrafted in our artisan workshops located in Taxco, Guerrero, the legendary Mexican town that has turned silversmithing into a fine art. The legendary passion of our skilled workers have created this One of a Kind piece that will truly enhance any jewelry collection.
Featuring a beautiful cuff bracelet that will adapt to any wrist size.
A truly unique piece!
Stone: Brecciated Jasper.
Brecciated Jasper history: The word "jasper" is derived from the Greek word iaspi meaning "spotted stone," related to the Hebrew jashpeh and the ancient Assyrian word ashpu. Jaspers were worn by Egyptian priests in amulets covered with inscriptions from their Book of the Dead and wrapped up with mummies for protection in the afterlife. The Minoans of Crete carved seals for the palace of Knossos of jasper.
Geological properties: Jasper is a variety of quartz that may contain up to 20 percent foreign materials or inclusions, including organic material and mineral oxides, which determine the color, pattern and appearance of the stone. Uniformly colored jasper is uncommon but not unheard of; usually jasper is multicolored, spotted or banded. This stone is opaque, even in thin slices, and takes a high polish. Different types of jasper display different lusters. Like agate, the wide selection of jaspers include a range of trade names and classifications that are used by jewelry makers and collectors.
Brecciated Jasper contains hematite, an iron compound, which gives it both its red tones and the dark bands. It is primarily deep red--veined or patterned with brown, black and beige--and sometimes has clear crystal inclusions.
This piece contains a genuine Brecciated Jasper piece, acquired at the Tucson Gem Show 2019.
Construction: 100% Sterling Silver in the .925 purity alloy that has made Taxco pieces into a true collector's item.
Weight: 53.8grs (1.9 oz) with a cuff design.