Jun 122013
 

Red Jasper Inlay Necklace from Amazon


Jasper is an opaque, impure chalcedony. Colors are red, yellow, green, and grayish blue. Jasper is often multi-colored.

Jasper is the  mystical  birthstone for October.

Hardness: 7 | Density: 2.65 – 2.66

Legends & Lore:

  • Jasper was used by Native American shamans to provide protection on their journey to the spirit world.
  • In general, jasper is believed to drive away evil spirits and protect against snake and spider bites.
  • Leopard-skin jasper is believed to bring one what they need.
  • Poppy jasper is believed to help bring joy.
  • Opalite jasper is believed to help one sleep.
  • Jasper is the state rock of Massachusetts.

Learn more about birthstones.

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 June 12, 2013  Posted by at 11:49 am October