This rich earthy red’s, mustard tones, cream and striking markings of these Mookite gemstones reflect the area that they originate from. The Aboriginal term “Mooka” means “running waters” and refers to the numerous springs that feed into the area. You won’t find this gemstone in the high street. This is a great everyday necklace and the 12mm faceted stones are the perfect size to reflect and display the unique markings and mingling of colours. At 15″/ 38.1cm it is a great length, just sitting along the neck. Wear it with an open shirt, tee or polo in the office or out for a coffee. The rose gold plated clasp is beautifully ornate with a decorative 2″/5cm extender chain and star charm. The clasp is beautiful enough to wear at the front.
Mookite is an Australian Jasper which is only found in one location, the Kennedy Ranges of Western Australia in outcroppings near Mooka Creek. Mookite is one of Australia’s best known gemstones due to its amazing combination of colour, pattern and hardness. Vivid red, white, yellow and purple shades make Mookaite a highly sort after, world class stone.
From the Early Cretaceous period, around 120 million years, Mookite was formed as the skeletal remains of radiolaria, a microscopic protozoa, were solidified. Additional silica carried in groundwater, along with minerals helped produce its beautiful combinations of bold red, burgundy, mustard-yellow, cream, white, brown, mauve and purple.
These natural gemstones are ethically mined.
A fabulous present especially for anyone from Australia, or as reminder of a great holiday.
12mm Mookite faceted rounds, Length without clasp 15” / 38cm, clasp 1.75″/4.5cm, decorative extender chain 2″/5cm.
An Aboriginal Mother Earth stone, it is gaining in popularity throughout the world for its healing capacity, and for empowering one to feel and connect with the electromagnetic energy currents of the Earth. Mookite is believed to be a a nurturing stone that supports and sustains during times of stress. It brings peace and a feeling of wholeness. Mookite promotes an ageless spirit willing to accept change and seek new experiences, and awakens one’s natural instincts in knowing the right direction to take.