Ocean Jasper is a trade name for a multicolored stone from Madagascar, typically with spherical patterning. Although commonly described as an orbicular jasper, the most recent research suggests it is the mineral chalcedony instead. Some pieces have agate banding or druses of clear quartz, a coating of tiny crystals, known more commonly as “druzy”.
For an incredible history of Ocean Jasper I recommend this article written by the people that manage the mines.
Ocean Jasper is only found in one place, the remote northwestern corner of Madagascar, an island nation off the southeastern coast of Africa. However there are actually two different sources, about ten miles apart:
Marovato: The mine near the village of Marovato is directly on the shoreline. The material there comes in a wide range of colors.
Kabamby: The mine near the village of Kabamby is further inland. The material there tends to be dark green and golden yellow, sometimes cream and red.
Although the mine near Kabamby is still productive, the deposits near Marovato are currently exhausted.
I acquire all of my Ocean Jasper from the owners/managers of these two mines. I personally go and choose which ones to offer in the shop and online. They are so beautiful and I have always been particularly drawn to them in a very personal way. Metaphysically their uses are numerous and I feel that I would be doing you a disservice by trying to rewrite it's benefits instead of just pointing you to the people who know it best. The people who actually mine it. This is the link to their article on the Metaphysical properties of Ocean Jasper. Enjoy!
Suggestions of how to use:
Ocean Jasper is a perfect stone to help one heal and find resolution with their emotions, relationships, and most importantly, themselves. We suggest bringing this stone with you whenever you are discussing sensitive feelings that have been locked away within. It's a perfect stone to slip into your pocket before your next therapy appointment, or can even serve as a talisman one uses to help break down the barriers in highly valued relationships. We also recommend this stone to couples who can't seem to build the right chemistry within their relationship. Ocean Jasper helps one become more positive and comfortable with themselves, while also being able to express their true self with ease.
When working with this stone, close your eyes and imagine yourself floating on a bed of waves. Slowly lower your heartbeat and begin taking long, deep breaths. While doing so, picture each wave getting smaller and further apart than the last. When one has reached a fully calm and clear state of mind, begin to visualize the negative emotions that are within you at that moment. Open your mind up and begin to process these feelings, if speaking them out loud helps, we urge you to do so. Continue doing this until one feels a sense of emotional clarity and resolution. This exercise is here to help you come full circle in traumatic life events, while reminding you the true inner strength you possess. We recommend this meditation to anyone looking to take back control of their emotional body, and begin to grow into the next beautiful version of yourself! (thecrystalcouncil.com)