A beautiful desert landscape is prominently displayed on this small rectangular Owyhee Picture Jasper cabochon. This cabochon is finished on both sides.
Size: 22mm Tall x 46mm Wide.
Owyhee Picture Jasper derives it's name from Owyhee River. The Owyhee River originates in Northern Nevada and flows north toward the Oregon, Idaho border.
It is often called the 'king' of Picture Jaspers.
Jasper was a favorite gem in ancient times and is mentioned in Hebrew, Greek, Assyrian and Latin literature. It is the mythical birthstone of October and legend says that it will drive away evil spirits and protect against snake and spider bites. In the fourth century it was also thought to bring rain.