This is a Crystal Skull made from Ocean Jasper. Shown next to a US quarter coin for size comparison. It's hard to find Ocean Jasper skulls, so this is a precious one! The latest research into this Ocean Jasper has proven that it is actually a variety of Chalcedony. Chalcedony (pronounced kal-sydney) is a variety of Quartz, and actually the “mother stone” of various other minerals - banded Chalcedony is known as Agate, black as Onyx, red as Carnelian, opaque green with red spots as Bloodstone, etc. Ocean Jasper can also contain inclusions of Quartz, Agate, Feldspar, and Jasper. Ocean Jasper only comes from 2 deposits in the NW part of the island nation of Madagascar. Its continued popularity means that access to new rough material is limited. "Ocean Jasper" is a trade name.
This particular skull has a few shallow VUGS mixed in here and there. Vugs are natural formations, sometimes also known as "crystal cave inclusions", and considered highly collectible.
There are a few small organic spots here and there from inclusions that were close to the surface as the carver polished the stone. You may be able to feel them subtly as you run your fingers over the stone. ALL inclusions present come from 100% natural formations in the stone. The photos don't do it justice! Much nicer in person. Check out how it works with subtle energies below.
It weighs about 1.6oz and measures approx. 39mm (just over 1 1/2" inches) long X 27mm (1 1/16" inches) tall. Code-083022-20475
Ocean Jasper is a very calming and soothing energy. It encourages the love of one's self and others, a healing of one's emotions and brings a sense of peace.
It is connectedness to nature and all of the earth and therefore is very attractive to the Devas (also known as Nature Spirits or fairy / faerie kingdom.)
It is used to encourage the acceptance of responsibility and it also is thought to help increase patience. Ocean jasper is a very protective stone, and the orbs or "eyes" found in the stone are considered to enhance this protective quality, especially in regard to what is called the ‘evil eye.’ It is one of the most protective stones in the Jasper family.
Ocean Jasper is used in some meditation techniques, such as gazing or scrying, especially if highly polished.
In Crystal Healing, it is thought to be useful removing toxins from the body and the aura, as well as with digestive problems.
Ocean Jasper is associated with the Heart Chakra, but can be used with all of the Chakras.
Native legends speak of crystal skulls as an inheritance from ancient times. Said to “talk and sing” they are believed to carry messages for all mankind, including what may be discovered when we overcome our fear of death.