Name: Jasper
Color(s): grayish blue, green, off-white, white, yellow, orange, red, pink, black, and brown
Mineral Information: a form of Chalcedony
Chemical Make-up: silicon dioxide
Hardness: 7
Where they are found: Canada, USA, Africa, Australia, China, France, Germany, India, Italy, Russia, Sicily, and Venezuela
About Stone: Jasper’s name comes from Greek “jaspis”, meaning “spotted stone”. Jasper is found in many colors and patterns, resulting in many names for different varieties. Jasper types are usually named for their pattern. Jasper comes in many colors. Jasper very rarely has a uniform color, as it often has other materials mixed in with it. There are over 50 varieties of jasper, often with a blotch like, or vein like pattern.
Jasper is one of the oldest known gemstones, and was very popular in ancient times. It has been written about in Greek, Hebrew, Assyrian, Persian and Latin prints, as well as the Bible.
Zodiac Association: Leo
Metaphysical Properties: A sacred & magical stone that helps us to share with others and to know that we are not alone. Aids stamina and enables us to endure energy draining situations. Promotes good health, especially for the digestive system. Said to provide protection and have a calming effect, giving stability and security, as well as balancing one’s physical, emotional and intellectual states.