Here is a little cabochon of Imperial Jasper from Mexico. This verity was actually sold before the Royal Imperial Jasper came to market as Rainbow Fantasy Jasper. Now I don’t think there was much difference in the material, or where it was mined. Just the marketing of bringing out for sale. This cabochon has a nice blue color to the orb pattern and a real pleasing shape.
Visit my Sold cabochon Gallery to see past opals I have cut. You will find other examples of materials, shapes, sizes, colors, and in general see my work there. Some stones date back over 15 years in there. I don’t show everything I cut, just the ones I really liked over the years. Please let me know if you have any questions about those materials.
Its also important to visit your local rockclub if you have one near by. Its a great place to start if you are new to gems and minerals. Thank you.