Jaspers

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Jasper is a mineral form of SiO2 used for display, very popular as a gemstone and as an ornamental material. It comes in wide variety of colors and patterns with hematite adding red, chlorite green, and limonite brown or yellow shades to the mineral. It is found worldwide.

The name jasper derives from ancient Hebrew (yashpeh) or Akkadian (yashpuhu). It was used in ancient times, as far back as 4th or 5th millenium B.C. It was a favorite gemstone across cultures in the ancient mediterranean and mesopotamian regions. It was carved to make seals in Crete circa 1800 BC. Some believe that a red jasper was the first stone on on the Hight Priest’s breastplate in the first temple in Jerusalem, while the tenth stone on the breastplate may have been a yellow jasper (you can see a re-creation of the breastplate in the move Raiders of the Lost Ark).

It is a popular as a therapy stone, reiki stone, and crystal healing tool. It’s use for crystal healing and spiritual purposes and is believed to include: gentle grounding, increasing focus on practicalities of life, promoting enthusiasm and drive, act as a steadying force, and nurturing recovery and repair of damaged parts of the body.