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.