The lovely earthy coloured oval poppy jasper gemstone cabochon shown here is 32mm long.
Morgan Hill Poppy Jasper is found at Morgan Hill in California. It probably was formed from sun-dried and oxidized iron-rich clay, whose cracks were filled in by other substances.
Poppy Jasper is said to wake up and energize areas of the body that seem to be sleeping. It is believed to encourage a connection with nature. It apparently inspires a positive attitude and gives the motivation and energy to take creative action. Jasper was thought to drive away evil spirits and protect against snake and spider bites.
I used this cabochon to create this custom piece: