Everything you need to know about Ocean Jasper.
Ocean Jasper, also known as Orbicular Jasper or Cellular Jasper, is a rare Jasper, a Silicon Dioxide (SiO₂) mineral, and a member of the Quartz family. It has a hardness of 6.5-7 on the MOHS scale, and it's defined by circular “orb” like patterns that can be seen as green, brown, blue, yellow, grey, white, pink or red.
This unusual mineral has only one known locality that offers extreme obstacles to even get to. This mineral is mined from the base of a cliff, only accessible by boat during low tide. The exact location is Marovato, Ambolobozo, Analalava District, Sofia Region, Mahajanga Province, Madagascar, located along the country's north-eastern coast.
Genuine Ocean Jasper is identified by different patterns of eyes, orbs, and stripes on the base of the colour. Eyes and balls are of different shapes, but usually, they are round. Authentic Ocean Jasper cannot be scratched by a piece of glass or a knife.
Ocean Jasper best combines with:
- Pink Calcite: A unique combination but is highly beneficial for peace.
Rhodonite or Red Jasper: Either crystal combination can induce self-care and self-love.
Aquamarine, Labradorite, Black Tourmaline or Hematite: Pair with any of these crystals if you wish to have more stable and peaceful emotions.
- Smoky Quartz or Amethyst: To add spiritual protection when meditating to lift you further.
- Element: Water, Earth
- Planet: Earth
- Zodiac: Capricorn, Cancer
- Birthstone: March
- Chakras: Throat, Heart, Solar Plexus
A lot of lore and history comes alongside this exciting mineral. It was first discussed and written way back in 1922, although it was sadly soon lost for over 75 years. That is until Paul Obenich of Madagascar Minerals spent 45 days searching the coast of Madagascar for any clues of this Jasper’s location. He discovered Ocean Jasper after factoring in one of the most important elements into his accuracy, the tide.
For so long, this mineral has gone unfound because it can only be seen at low tide. Paul debuted his discovery at the 2000 Tucson Gem and Mineral Show and has garnered a loyal following ever since. Mining operations of Ocean Jasper were stopped in 2006 when the locality was deemed depleted and heightened safety risks. All Ocean Jasper on the market today is either a back stock or hoarded by collectors and sellers for years.
Ocean Jasper is connected to the lost city of Atlantis and holds its mystic knowledge within its form. This stone’s energies are conducive to meditation and centring and allow access to ancient wisdom and one’s past-life lessons. Ocean Jasper is an ideal stone for reframing and transmuting any past misuse of spiritual power and teaches the wise use of energy and will.
Orbicular Jaspers help one align with the Divine frequency of the universe and understand the Law of Attraction and Reciprocity – that what one sends out comes back. It is a spiritual reminder of how our thoughts, words, and actions affect the world and those around us. We can manifest a happy, joyful life by intentionally projecting good into the reality around us.
Ocean jasper eliminates negative energy; it is a very protective stone and can stabilise your energy field. Ocean jasper can be a tool to help you access your past lives, to show you any blocks, traumas or phobias that are holding you back. If you have a lot of night terrors/dreams, place ocean jasper under your pillow to activate it's protective and deflecting properties.
Ocean Jasper is believed to have highly healing abilities for tissue deterioration of your internal organs. It is also helpful in draining your lymphatic system of toxins and waste substances which causes flatulence and body odour.
Furthermore, Ocean Jasper is thought to help stabilise the nutritional absorption of minerals and vitamins. This is particularly true in absorbing and balancing iodine and sodium levels and relieving water retention. Using the water element, Ocean Jasper is an excellent stone for maximising the benefits of salt baths and hydrotherapy.
Ocean Jasper can also be used as a gem elixir since it doesn’t overstimulate your body. Not only that but this crystal is also said to be soothing for your digestive system. It can calm vomiting and nausea while strengthening your stomach. Ocean Jasper water can be made by letting the stone soak in demineralised water overnight or indirectly.
Other than those, the Ocean Jasper crystal is also used to ease issues or problems with your thyroid, inner-ear disturbances and seasickness. It is also used in treatments for skin orders such as eczema.
Like the majestic tides that ebb and flow along the shore, the Ocean Jasper also brings your unresolved and long-hidden emotional issues to the surface. Then, it uses gentle nurturing energies that bring about the healing of the emotional body.
The stone can help encourage you to be honest with yourself when confronting issues and problems. Then it teaches you how to accept responsibility for your actions. After some time, this stone will teach you self-love, patience and empathy for other people. This helps create a more hopeful attitude towards your future. It aligns your emotional, spiritual and mental bodies to your etheric by releasing blockages and bringing you into a sense of balance.
We only source our ocean jasper from Madagascar; our supplier has specialised in mining and polishing this material for over 20 years. They own and extract the material from the mining areas, only accessible by carts and small boats. The Ocean Jasper is ported to export full 20-ton containers to their factories for polishing and selling.
None of our suppliers works with children under age. It is illegal in most countries now to mine with children; the businesses we work with comply and are registered under the Ethical sourcing conduct.