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


Pourquoi cette pierre est-elle si spéciale ?

J'aime ce motif tigré bien net, les jaspes possédant 3 couleurs sont de plus en plus diffciles à trouver. Charmante forme fantaisie.


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Jaspe var. Owyhee

Silice microcristallisée opaque

Taillée aux USA

Owyhee Mountains, Oregon, USA

53,46 carats

47 x 28 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 - 53,46 carats - Oregon

90,00 €Prix
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