Owyhee, se prononce "O- oi -ï", c'est la façon dont on prononce Hawaï en anglais. En effet, dans les années 1800, trois trappeurs originaire d'Hawaï ont exploiré les environs de la rivière Snake et sont tombés amoureux de cet endroit sauvage. Owyhee area fut donc nommé en l'honneur de ces explorateurs improbables.


Pourquoi cette pierre est-elle si spéciale ?

Motif tigré bien net, les jaspes possédant 3 couleurs sont de plus en plus diffciles à trouver. 


Fiche d'identité :

Jaspe var. Owyhee

Silice microcristallisée opaque

Owyhee Mountains, Oregon, USA

13,07 carats

25 x 17 mm



English :


Owyhee Jasper from the Owyhee Mountains on the Idaho-Oregon border. Owyhee Picture Jasper (pronounced Oh-WAH-hee), is another one of the very popular semi precious gemstone picture jaspers used for designer cabochons, because it is known for its depictions of mountain or desert scenery!


Owyhee Mountain was named for natives of Hawaii.  Three native Hawaiians helped to explore the Snake River area in the 1800's, and later trappers liked the name.


The Greek origin of the word jasper, iaspis, means "spotted stone." It is a member of the chalcedony family, or a microcrystalline quartz, and it has a hardness of about 7 on the Moh's scale.


Its patterns are much less regular and defined than those of the other chalcedony variety, agate. Another difference between the two is that jaspers are generally opaque, while agates tend to be translucent (or at least contain translucent bands).


Metaphysical Properties of Picture Jaspers: Picture Jaspers can help bring balance to your life.

Jaspe Owyhee - 13,06 carats - Oregon,USA

36,00 €Prix