Jepara Pallavine are beautiful, rare gemstones with a unique and fascinating story. Embodying a gem’s quintessential ideals, Jepara Pallavine is breathtakingly beautiful, genuinely rare, and everyday durable, making it one of the world’s most intriguing and collectible gemstones.
Hardness 6.5 - 7
Refractive Index 1.650 – 1.703
Relative Density 3.28 – 3.48
Since the dawn of time, humankind has been fascinated by the skies at night. Awestruck and full of amazement, we watch millions of stars, planets and galaxies, while dreaming of worlds and civilizations far away. This imagination need no longer stay a dream, a beautiful extra-terrestrial gemstone, Jepara Pallavine, are witnesses to the infinity of the cosmos.
A variety of the mineral Olivine, Jepara Pallavine is a blend of bright olive greens and golden highlights with an attractive ‘sleepy’ appearance and shining glow. This is not only due to its yellowish tints (a little bit of yellow enhances a pure green, balancing its color in incandescent light), but also because of how Jepara Pallavine splits and bends light. Jepara Pallavine is strongly doubly refractive, which means light splits into two rays as it passes through the gem. Similar to Zircon, this is visible as a doubling of the facets lending optical depth.
Optimal lapidary accentuates the gem’s innate dispersion and all our Jepara Pallavine are faceted by experienced cutters who employ high quality diamond-lapidary techniques to craft truly beautiful gems with excellent brilliance, scintillation (sparkle or ‘play of light’), and an attractive appearance, regardless of shape.
Made of interstellar matter during the creation of our universe, meteorites are scarcer than gold and only two percent are Pallasites (iron or stony iron meteorites). First discovered and named for German scientist Peter Simon Pallas in 1749 in Krasnojarsk, Russia, Pallasites come from the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter and are up to approx. 4.6 billion years old. Incredibly scarce, just over 100 Pallasites have currently been unearthed, but most of these only weigh a few grams. Named for the location of its discovery in Jepara, Java, Indonesia (6°36’S 110°44’E) in 2008, the meteorite weighs approx. 499.50kg making it the fifth largest Pallasite in the main group. Jepara has a round shape (approx. 85cm x 70cm) with a weathered rusty oxidation layer of 2-4cm.
Jepara is the only meteorite ever found on earth containing clear, facetable gemstones of acceptable quality and quantity to market, making Jepara Pallavine one of the world’s rarest gems.
Isotope analyses of Jepara Pallavine at the University of Göttingen, Germany confirmed the gem to be the same age as the solar system, over 4 billion years old, arguably making Jepara Pallavine one of the world’s oldest gemstone. Rare and unique, Jepara Pallavine were either formed independently in the asteroid belt, by large impacts between asteroids or during glancing impacts between Moon to Mars sized protoplanets.
Noted for its attractive color, unusual origin, rarity and age, Jepara Pallavine is also a natural gemstone, receiving no treatments or enhancements, further accentuating its rarity. Every Jepara Pallavine comes with a certificate of authenticity guaranteeing each gem to be genuine.
Jepara Pallavine is one of the world’s greatest treasures as well as one of the rarest and oldest gemstones; what other gems have travelled so far, or can tell such a story?
Durability & Care
Jepara Pallavine is an excellent gemstone (Mohs’ Hardness: 6.5 – 7) well-suited to everyday wear. Always store Jepara Pallavine carefully to avoid scuffs and scratches. Clean with gentle soap and lukewarm water, scrubbing behind the gem with a very soft toothbrush as necessary. After cleaning, pat dry with a soft towel or chamois cloth.