Gaspiate is considered to be one of the newer gemstones on the market. It was named after the Gaspé Peninsula of Quebec, Canada; the location of where it was first described and discovered in 1977.
Most gem-quality specimens available today are sourced from Western Australia or New Mexico, USA.
Gaspiate is typically pale green to bright apple-green in color, often accompanied by brownish veins of rock that run through the material at various depths.
Gaspiate has recently become very popular among gem and mineral collectors, mostly credited to its rarity and its slight similarity in appearance to rare green turquoise.
Explanation of Symbols:
- Clouds and Rain: the half circles and straight lines coming off them on the ring band symbolize abundance and renewal.
Handmade by Native American artists.