ABOUT THE ITEM: -This beautiful handmade pendant features an Ocean Jasper Mineral part of the chalcedony family. This spectacular specimen features orbicular markings and druzy crystals on it's surface all accented with a hand-hammered copper bail. This pendant was handmade using pure copper for the setting and then electroformed to create a bezel for the crystals. The pendant is then coated with a special sealing wax. Electroforming is an organic process that creates a coat of copper on items using an electric current. The process can last from anywhere between 12 to 24 hours. Because of it's organic nature, each piece created in this process is unique and has beautiful imperfections and textures. Along with the protection from the wax, you should not shower or submerge the jewelry in water. Because your jewelry is made of copper, it will age over time but can become shiny again with a nice polish. :) All of the pieces offered at The Mountain Druidess are made with intention and feature fully charged crystals. To recharge your jewelry use the sun's and moon's rays because they are very energizing, as well as energetically clearing. You can use this method to both clear and charge your crystals at the same time. Find a safe place and leave your crystal for 24 hours or more (up to a week) in sunlight and/or moonlight. CRYSTAL MEANINGS: -While Ocean Jasper only comes from one place in the world, the northwestern corner of Madagascar, there are two distinct deposits, about ten miles apart: Marovato, along the shoreline, and Kabamby, further inland. The Matovato material is the better known, with its rainbow color palette and large variety of orbs, from completely spherical to eye like bands. While the mine at Kabamby is still productive, the veins in Marovato are currently tapped out. Ocean Jasper is a modern discovery, mined primarily from 1999-2006. A new vein was discovered in 2013 but has already been exhuasted. Ocean Jasper is associated metaphysically with purification, balancing “parts to wholes”, like working on a specific chakra and then helping it integrate back into the energy body, and emotional, mental, and physical well being.