A gemstone present throughout the World with huge range of variations. Known as the ‘Supreme Nurturer’ it is most frequently used as a supporting stone for healers and councillors. Jasper jewellery has a long history associated with many different cultures.
What is Jasper and where does it come from?
Jasper is another gemstone within the quartz family. It’s name comes from the Greek ‘iapis’ meaning spotted and is represented by a huge number of variations according to the colours and patterns present. Green,red,yellow and black are all well represented, It is usually opaque with a vitreous or resinous lustre.
Historical Significance and reasons to give.
Jasper has been used to make tools since the Stone Age. Ornaments have been found in France that date back 2000 years and India has a history of using this material to make jewellery for well over a thousand years. The Babylonians used it to make seals out of jasper at about the same time. The North American indians used it during rain making ceremonies. It is perhaps best known as a healing stone and has been found to be used for;
- relief of pain during childbirth
- protection from snake and spider bites
- treatment for disorders of the kidney, spleen, liver and stomach
- sooth the nerves
Jasper is not a traditional stone but is thought to benefit Virgo and Pisces.
Semi Precious Earrings