The beautiful ocean jasper in the pendant was cut by Jack Shaver, a lapidary in Las Cruces. When I showed him how I had set his work, he mentioned that the only source of ocean jasper, a mine in Madagascar, has either closed or is about to. Makes me very sad as this is one of my favorite stones. Fortunately I was able to find enough to string it into this 26-inch long necklace. The pendant, clasp and bail are oxidized sterling silver, and made by me.