Jasper, Maligano Tumbled Stones
All it takes is one look at Maligano Jasper for most people to fall instantly in love. This Indonesian stone is full of color and fairly new to the market. In a short time, it has become a favorite for designers and jewelry makers because of its versatility and striking appearance.
As such, you can often find Maligano Jasper in cabochon and slab form for use in a necklace, pendant and ring set. They also make for a stunning pair of earrings.
As a tumbled stone, like those available for purchase through this page, Maligano Jasper shows many of the colors, shapes and patterns that you might not see in the rough rock material in nature. The tumbling process smooths out any rough edges and highlights the many different forms of Jasper and Agate that these stones include.
But our fascination with Maligano Jasper goes beyond the warm yellows and oranges and funky patterns. The story behind this stone, and the area where it originates, is what makes it a truly one of a kind item.
What is Maligano Jasper?
Maligano Jasper is a fairly recently discovered Brecciated Jasper variety that was found in Indonesia in 2011.
This gemstone contains several color shades from the Jasper family (blue, red, orange, yellow, grey and beige) with veins of a silver Agate that provides the color and material that fills the cavities between the Jasper layers.
Maligano Jasper is only found among the islands of Sulawesi in Indonesia and is mined by hand, as the village does not have the heavy machinery required for deeper excavation. As such, this material is more difficult to find and often comes with a higher price tag.
The amazing natural abstract pattern found in these stones gives it a shattered look, where the different colors of Jasper interact with one another and seem to dance around the scenery of the stone. The natural beiges act as sort of an intermediary between all of the other dominating colors.
With such varying displays, the possibilities are endless and each piece of tumbled Maligano Jasper has a personality of its own. This is no ordinary rock
Where is Maligano Jasper from?
Maligano Jasper gets its name from the small village in which it was discovered in 2011 — and the only place it is known to exist.
The islands of the Sulawesi Province in Indonesia contain the Muna Regency that covers parts of the island of Muna. Within the Muna Regency are six small villages that make up the Maligano district.
These islands are also home to a lowlands rainforest that is home to some of the most exotic animals on earth.
As of 2017, Maligano has an estimated population of 5,108 people that inhabit 60 square miles of land.
This area is small and secluded and does not feature heavily mined lands like you would see in other areas of Indonesia and Asia. Because of this, these villages do not own the heavy mining equipment used in neighboring lands.
Without that equipment, Maligano Jasper is mined in small batches by hand by area miners. The final product material is carefully removed from the earth and brought to market for many different uses — including ornamental, jewelry making and tumbled stones.
Maligano Jasper has a hardness that rates as a 7 on the Mohs scale, which means that it can be carved, cut and handmade into just about any shape or size that nature allows. The mineral content in Maligano Jasper makes this gem a tough material with great mottled colors.
What Does Jasper Mean Spiritually?
Since Maligano Jasper is a fairly new material, its uses and meanings are still being discovered. But since Maligano is a composite of multiple forms of Jasper and Agate, you can use those materials as a basis for any spiritual or metaphysical meaning.
Maligano Jasper is said to transform one’s spirit from within and help to give a new birth. This allows you to shed layers of yourself that are no longer needed and nurture those that you do.
Along with shedding unwanted layers, Maligano Jasper also acts as a transformational stone that relieves you of the burdens that come with unnecessary wants or possessions. It is said to help you understand the differences between wants and needs and lessen the dependency upon things in your life that you do not require.
This is a stone of growing wisdom that can help you grow your mind and consciousness and expand your energy beyond your own body and mind and into the world around your person — all while lessening the negative energy in your space. Maligano Jasper promotes an even energy exchange.
Interested in Maligano Jasper?
Maligano Jasper is a new and exciting find from Indonesia. This stone combines several colors of Jasper and Agate to create a natural work of art.
We are pleased to offer Maligano Jasper tumbled stones for purchase and are certain that these wonderful stones will add a dash of happiness to your heart and home — while bringing a little bit of nature indoors.
If you have any questions about Maligano Jasper, or are interested in purchasing these tumbled stones by the pound, feel free to contact us.
You will receive one stone, which has a size and shape that may vary due to each stone being unique in color and form. Most stones range between 0.6"-1.2"