Picture jasper pendant, 25x57mm, antique copper bail. Chain is not included.
About the stone
Jasper is an opaque and fine grained variety of Chalcedony. It is found in all colors including: red, brown, pink, yellow, green, grey/white and shades of blue and purple. It often contains organic material and mineral oxides which give it interesting patterns, bands and colors. Many of these patterns resemble landscapes with mountains and valleys, thus the name "picture" is part of the name of many well know Jaspers.
The name 'jasper' is derived from the Greek word for 'spotted stone', referring to its typical multicolored, striped, spotted or flamed appearance. Jasper was a favorite gem in ancient times and is referenced in Greek, Hebrew, Assyrian and Latin literature.
Found worldwide, a wide variety of named Jaspers is found in the western areas of the Unites States.
Picture jasper is a petrified or silicated mud that dripped into gas pockets in molten lava. It became superheated and then solidified forming the unusual banded patterns which are typical of this stone.
Jasper is the state rock of Massachusetts, USA.
Picture Jasper is a protective, nurturing stone that absorbs and transmutes negative energies. Jasper is often used for balancing the subtle bodies and aligning the Chakras. It gives the chance to see the bigger picture and move forward with courage and confidence. Use this stunning stone to begin a new business venture without the fear of failure. Take a piece of Picture Jasper with you when traveling to other countries to gain a better understanding of their cultures. A stone of creative visualization, Picture Jasper can be an aide in bringing your goals and dreams into reality.
Picture Jasper can be used to quit smoking, keeps the immune system healthy, alleviates skin disorders and is helpful for lung disorders and allergies.
Confidence, Nurturing, Creative Visualization
Primary Chakras: Root, Third Eye
Astrological signs: Leo, Capricorn