The process of working Maligano jasper into a cabochon was a live-and-learn experience for lapidary artist Keith Dull. The material, which was ?rst discovered in Indonesia less than a decade ago, has quickly garnered fans among collectors and lapidary artists alike.
Dull had this to say about his ?rst experience working with Maligano jasper, “It was like learning a new lapidary skill. (The material) was much softer than I imagined, yet it surprised me with its super polishing properties, despite the softness.”
The cabochon, made from rough jasper material provided by
Mike Reams, measures 52mm x 23mm x 5.5.mm. Cabochon cut by Keith Dull, owner of SummitCabochons, www.facebook.com/summitcabochons