Bumble Bee Jasper Chunk - Size #2
Bumble Bee Jasper is a combination of hematite, anhydrite, sulfur, and some volcanic matter. It might not be a true jasper, as it has some properties of agate. The yellow color comes from the sulfur content. It is a perfect stone for adding warmth and dimension to any look.
This stone displays an appealing swirl of distinctive yellow, orange and black banding, imitating the coloring found on bumblebees. The color bands on every specimen of jasper are distinct, meaning that every stone is a unique piece by itself!
When choosing Bumble Bee Jasper, the stone’s color is most important. A stone with higher color saturation is highly preferred and draws a higher price in today’s market. This stone is always opaque in clarity, and light cannot pass through the material. It is known to take an excellent polish and exhibits a subtle, glossy luster. This colorful stone is like glass in its shine.
Bumble Bee Jasper originates on the island of Bali near the hot vents of Mount Papandayan, an active volcano. Burying this stone in a garden is thought to help bring in pollinating insects, encouraging cross-pollination and crop growth. It is thought to aid the processes of the nervous and circulatory systems while aiding the abdomen.