Your cart
Close Alternative Icon
10% off $100+ with code 'GEM10' 💎 Free US shipping $50+ 💎 Orders ship from the USA Save 10% on $100+ with code 'GEM10' 💎 Free US shipping $50+ 💎 Orders ship in 1 business day from the USA
Cart Icon

Oolite Jasper · Smooth · Round · 6.5mm, 8.5mm, 10mm


SKU 1RdJasOol6.5S072
In Stock: 21

Strand Length: approx. 15.5 inches

These natural oolite jasper beads have not been treated to enhance color or clarity in any way.

Oolite is the name given to a stone composed of ooids. What are ooids you might ask?Ooids are carbonate spheres that form from concentric layering of calcium carbonate around a central nucleus (typically a sand grain). Ooids are found in tropical shallow water seafloor environments. They are used by geologists to help understand depositional environments when preforming stratigraphy studies.

If you look closely at the beads you may also find the occasional crinoid stem disk. Crinoids were filter feeding fern-like plant, often referred to as a sea lilies. They date back as far as 500 million years ago.