Jasper

The first reports of Jasper date back to 1837. A form of Chalcedony, it usually occurs in massive formations and has distinct banding. Jasper's visual appearance can be diverse as it appears in a variety of colors: dark red, orange, yellow, tan, brown , green, grey, and blue. Though it is defined as opaque, in reality most Jasper has some degree of transparency. Types of Jasper include the following:

    ⁃    Bat Cave Jasper
    ⁃    Boekenhout Jasper
    ⁃    Bruneau Jasper
    ⁃    Cocoa Jasper
    ⁃    Dragon's Blood Jasper
    ⁃    Lizard Stone Jasper
    ⁃    Mexican Jasper
    ⁃    Mookaite Jasper
    ⁃    Noreena Jasper
    ⁃    Orbicular Jasper
    ⁃    Owyhee Jasper
    ⁃    Picture Jasper
    ⁃    Red Jasper
    ⁃    Rose-Eye Jasper
    ⁃    Royal Plume Jasper (also known as Imperial Jasper)
    ⁃    Snakeskin Jasper
    ⁃    Willow Creek Jasper
    ⁃   "Wonderstone" Jasper
 
Each of the Jasper varieties listed above display slightly different properties, in part because of the geographical areas in which they were formed.
In the metaphysical realm, Jasper is called the "supreme nurturer." It reminds people to care for others and not just one's self, as we are all interconnected. Jasper is a stone for healing and protection, worn by kings, priests and shamans. Crystals By Nature has the best stones, gems, minerals, crystals, and more—shop today!




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