Thursday, May 6, 2010

Tidbits About Jasper

Time for some more tidbits for you to enjoy. In case you missed the last post A Girl and Her Pearls be sure to stop by and learn about these timeless classics! Today I wanted to explore the world of Jasper.

Coming in a variety of colours Jasper is a variety of Chalcedony. The patterns and bands resembling landscapes with mountains and valleys are a result of the stone containing organic materials and mineral oxides, lending the name "picture" to be associated with many jaspers. It was a favorite stone of ancient times, often mentioned in literature with a variety of attributes associated with it.
*Helps to bring joy into life (Poppy Jasper)
*Aids in sleep (Opalite Jasper)
*Thought to drive away evil spirits
*Protects against snake and spider bites
*Thought to bring about rain
*Stabilizing and healing

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