Healing Properties of Jasper

There are several dozen types of jasper which each have unique properties, but in general jaspers all share the property of connecting the wearer with Earth energy and have a grounding and stabilizing effect.

Jasper as a Gemstone

“Jasper is a member of the quartz family, and sits at a 6.5 – 7 on the Mohs scale. Its 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, including grayish blue, green, off-white, white, yellow, orange, red, pink, black, and brown. 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.

Jasper is found in many locations including Canada, USA, Africa, Australia, China, France, Germany, India, Italy, Russia, Sicily, and Venezuela.”

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