Bumble Bee Jasper Earrings with Natural Garnets

Bumble Bee Jasper Earrings with Natural Garnets

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Dramatic Bumblebee earrings that measures 1.7 inches long from top of the Sterling Silver ear wire by 0.8 inch wide.  Each shield shaped stone by itself measures 14mm by 29.5mm.  

Spessartine Garnet properties:

Stimulates the 2nd, 4th and 5th chakras.  Genuine garnet earrings are excellent for heart and liver.  Very helpful for shy types.  Allows you to be of service while still caring for yourself.  

Bumble Bee Jasper metaphysical properties:

Bumble Bee Jasper brings about the completion of goals.  It tends to attract more possibilities and broaden your horizons, especially in the areas of love and travel.  If you feel drawn to Bumble Bee Jasper, it is an indication that it is time for you to allow worldly success to come to your more easily.  

Bumble Bee Jasper likes to lead us through many worldly experiences that enable us to know ourselves better and to more accurately align with our spirit.  Helps release worry and increases a sense of faith in one's self and the world.

Bumblebee Jasper is getting harder and harder to obtain.  Here's its story.  In the late 90's, a couple of geologists drove through West Java to check out active volcano area.  Others were exploring these areas to check the possibility of harnessing geothermal energy.  They hiked around calderas that we steaming and fumaroles, which were active.  They even went into the crater of Mt. Papandayan that peaks at 8,7000 feet, one of the tallest volcanoes in Indonesia.  Lots of boiling volcanic pools and putrid gases.

Mount Papandayan

Some locals were collecting native sulfur in baskets where it had precipitated around the hot vents.  This was an amazing place to see, especially for a geologist working on volcanic-hosted, gold deposits in older volcano remnants.  And daring as well, since the mountain is prone to periodic massive violent eruptions with little notice!  An eruption in 1772 killed about 3,000 people. More recently, Mount Papandayan has erupted twice; in July 1998 and again in November 2002 (Photo #2).

Eruption of Mount Papandayan 

During a return trip, one of the geologists noticed the local merchants in Jakarta were selling some polished stones with wavy orange, yellow and black bands. This was similar to the stone which locals were collecting for sulfur in Garut.  The attendant called it Batu Badar Blerang which translates to Fumarole Jasper (Photo #3).

Fumarole Jasper

The geologist decided to call it “Bumblebee Jasper.”   He bought some rough and a few cut stones to ship to the US and show some Tucson vendors.