Owyhee Sunset Jasper 23-27mm Oval beads (ETB00589)
Owyhee Sunset Jasper
Owyhee Sunset Jasper comes from the Owyhee Mountains located on the Idaho/Oregon border along US 95 south of Homedale, Idaho.
Owyhee Sunset Jasper is known as the “King” of all picture jaspers. It consists of patterns of golds, tans and reds to form beautiful desert scenes in the gemstones.
The name Owyhee comes from early fur trappers. In 1819, there were three natives from Hawaii, part of Donald McKernies fur trapping expedition. They were sent to trap a large stream that emptied into the Snake River. When they did not return, Mckenzie investigated and found one man murdered in camp and no sign of the others.
The stream was named in their honor. “Owyhee” is an early spelling for the word Hawaii.
Best known for its depictions of mountain and desert scenery.
Dimensions of beads:
Size: 23 x 35 x 8 mm
this is only an approximate, the size varies slightly.
Full strand - 16 inches