Picture Jasper is an opaque, microcrystalline variety of Quartz displaying color banding, veining and depositional flow patterns. These stones are cut and polished by lapidarists to display inscenes or pictures in that can be seen in the variations of bandings and flow patterns. The inscenes or pictures in often look like landscape patterns and can be in a wide range of colors. Picture Jasper is one of the most sought after and famous varieties. It occurs in nodules or as fillings in fissures and may be found the world over, usually named for the specific localities where it is mined. Picture Jasper’s earthy colors are due to high iron content and other minerals or impurities. It forms most often in shades and combinations of brown, gold- to reddish-brown, black, blue, tan, gray or ivory.
Picture jasper is said to be a landscape stone and may help us find our place in the world. When we’ve stepped off the path or gone down a path we never intended, picture jasper is said to allow you to sort through things. This stone is also said to aid inner silence & strengthen the recall of early memories, so they can be understood and processed. Among practitioners of gemstone healing, picture jasper is said to be a powerful grounding stone that promotes connection to the earth.
Weight: 7.375 oz or 212g
Size: 5.5 in x 4.5 in x .1875 in