Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Stones: Sonora Sunrise Jasper

My friend Christine noticed in yesterday's post that there is a bit of a theme running through these stone earrings. The style of the earring is the same, but the stones have been switched up. 

Today I'm showing you my favorite one so far .... a green jasper called Sonora Sunrise, mined in Mexico. It is a relatively new-to-the-show stone (the Gem show in Tucson that is). It has deposits of Chrysocolla and red Cuprite with perhaps some Tenorite in it. I am in love with the deep green in this jasper, with the tiniest wisps of red. I used rough cut garnet rondelles in this pair to pull out that red, and switched up the wire to include copper instead of silver. There are still more to show you! So, stop back by to see me again this week.

12 comments:

Duni said...

I love the deep green with the garnet and copper! They look fabulous!

Christine Altmiller said...

Oh my goodie-beadie-ness! Loving these!!! The copper and the garnet set them off perfectly! More! More!!!

Linda Y said...

Oh Yes! These are my favorite so far too. Love that blue green color with the hint of red. Fabulous!

Memories for Life said...

The red mixed in with the green is great and the copper finishes them off so nicely.

Claudia Aguilar said...

I don't think I could learn the name of all these stones :( This one is pretty too.

Therese's Treasures said...

Hi Cynthia,
Sonora Sunrise Jasper is my second favorite of the Jaspers my first favorite is Red Creek or Cherry Creek Jasper. I love that you paired your Sonora Sunrise with Garnet and copper they really compliment the stone.
Therese

Patty Woodland said...

Pretty stone - love the red and green

Caron Michelle said...

Ooooooh what a stunning stone! Haven't heard of it before, love the design.

Liz E said...

In another post or two you might get named the queen of jasper!

BeadedTail said...

Those are gorgeous too! Love the colors!

Magic Love Crow said...

Really Gorgeous! I have never seen this type of jasper before! I have to look for it, when I go to the stone show this year! Fantastic earrings!

Magic Love Crow said...

The style of the earrings are the same, but the stones,make them so different!

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