Gaspeite is considered to be one of the newer gemstones on the market. Gaspeite is an extremely rare nickel carbonate mineral, and was originally though to be a worthless by product of nickel sulfide mining.
This particular piece was mined in Australia, which is where the majority of Gaspeite comes from today.
Gaspeite 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. Gaspeite 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.
Handmade by Native American artists.