Mookaite captures the earthy colours of Australia. The soft spray of colours seems evocative of water colour paintings.
Mookaite jasper, a beautiful type of quartz, is only found in one area of the world, in the Kennedy Ranges near Gascoyne Junction in Western Australia. It is found in outcroppings near Mooka Creek, where it gets its name.
The name "mooka" is an Aboriginal word meaning "running water" and refers to the numerou springs that feed into Mooka Creek.
Mookaite is the cornerstone in the symbology of Australian Aborigine of this region, whose use of Mookaite was spread to treatments and in magic.
It was thought that the ritual use of Mookaite could help to connect with ancestors’ spirits, bringing an intuitive understanding of the natural evolution of the spirit.
Mookaite is also known as Australian Jaspar. It is relative hard (7.0) and suitable for everyday wear.
This ring is size 7.0 and the band and bezel are solid sterling silver.