Handmade black jasper and tiger eye bead bracelet. 8 mm bead size.
About jasper: Jasper is an opaque form of chalcedony, a microcrystalline variety of quartz. It's one of themost common gemstones on earthand can be found in virtually every color of the rainbow and many spectacular patterns. Black jasper is the hardest color to find in nature. Jasper is a fairly hard stone. The Mohs mineral hardness scale ranks minerals on a scale of 1 to 10, and jasper has a Mohs hardness of 6.5 to 7. Jasper is found in several countries around the world, including Madagascar, which is an African island located off the east coast of Southern Africa.
About tiger eye: Tiger eye is a gemstone (quartz) that is mainly found in South Africa, but has also been located in Brazil, India, Burma, Western Australia, and the United States. It is called tiger eye because of its resemblance to the eye of a tiger or cats eye. It has a Mohs hardness of about a 7.