Mined in the Owyee Mountains of Oregon and Idaho, these are polished and faceted Cripple Creek Jasper round beads. Measuring 8mm in diameter, these natural beads have been faceted and polished to a lovely look and feel. Each strand is unique in coloring, no two are exactly alike, but all provide a wonderful array of earthy toned beads. Jasper stones are believed to be the "Supreme Nuturer". Jasper is said to relive stress and bring about tranquility. Now, who would't benefit from that.