Jasper jewelry is used in very pretty, affordable bead necklaces and pendants. As it is a solid earthstone, it is either used as beads or cabochons.
Gemstone Jewelry Birthstone Jewelry
|Jasper Pendants courtesy of The Crystal Ball Inc|
- October Birthstone: Mystical Birthstone
- Aries (Mar 21-Apr 19): Planetary Stone/Lucky Charm
- Virgo (Aug 23-Sep 22): Birthstone
Jasper comes in red, brown, green, greyish-blue, and yellow. Often jasper is multi-colored. Jasper has a hardness rating of 7.
The shiny polish on Jasper is easily washed away in water. Clean it with a soft dry cloth.
Jasper jewelry is usually sealed with petroleum products.
- The Curious Lore of Precious Stones - by George Frederick Kunz
The definitive book on fascinating, traditional gem lore. Very practical.
- Gemstones (Smithsonian Handbooks) - by Cally Hall, Harry Taylor (Photographer)
A field guide to gemstones. Nice pictures and good, brief, well-written descriptions of over 130 varieties of gemstones.
- Gemisphere Luminary - by Michael Katz
This is my favorite reference for the mystical properties of gemstones.
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Acording to gemstone healers:
Leopardskin Jasper is worn to bring one what one needs. However, this may not be what one consciously wants.
Poppy Jasper is often worn to increase ones joy in their life. It is NOT recommended to wear Leopardskin jasper and poppy jasper at the same time though.
Opalite Jasper is said to help one sleep and provide insight through dreams and meditations.
Jasper was thought to drive away evil spirits and protect against snake and spider bites.
Jasper was known as the great "rain-bringer" in the fourth century.
Jasper is the US State Rock of Massachusettes.
They say you'll bring me what I need
That would make me happy indeed
But that is not neccessarily what I want
Hopefully, it is not an elephant!
What state park is named after a stone?