This seftonite sphere features brecciated 'shards' of bold, blood red jasper scattered throughout the piece, the largest of which has a distinctive triangular form, together with tiny, silvery metallic pyrite flecks in a mossy green matrix. It has been expertly polished to a high luster and shaped to a perfect, smooth ball. A wooden stand as pictured will be provided with this sphere.
Seftonite, also commonly known as 'African bloodstone' and less so as 'heliotrope', is a variety of chalcedony usually found as dark, moss green or grey semi-translucent masses with inclusions of blood red jasper, hence its common trade name, and may also include pyrite flecks. It is prized as an ornamental gemstone and for use in jewellery for its dramatic, contrasting colours and brecciated patterns.