Large Bumblebee Jasper Heart
This large polished Bumblebee Jasper Heart has excellent color from every direction. Bumblebee "Jasper" has been known only since the late 1990s. It is named for its alternating yellow, orange, and black layers that resemble the coloration of bees. Bumble Bee "Jasper" has been found only on the Indonesian island Java. It is not a true jasper because it does not consist primarily of microcrystalline quartz. It is technically a sedimentary rock that contains varying amounts of sulfur, calcite, aragonite, and manganese.
The heart has long been used as a symbol to refer to the spiritual, emotional, moral, and intellectual core of a human being. As the heart was once widely believed to be the seat of the human soul, the word heart continues to be used poetically to refer to the soul, and stylized depictions of hearts are used as prevalent symbols representing love, friendship, and an openhearted attitude.