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Jasper

There are more than 40 varieties of Jasper. Jasper is a collective name for the different species. The stone therefore comes in several beautiful colors.

Healing properties and meaning of jasper

Jasper is said to provide courage and strength. It would help you to be more assertive and to stand up for yourself. The stone is therefore recommended for people who are insecure or anxious. When you want to reach a goal, jasper can help you do so. Jasper is said to help you clarify your goals and improve your organizational skills. It is said to make you strong-willed, and thus make you go for your goals 100%.

How to use jasper

In addition to our charms, connectors and beads you can make beautiful jewelry with, there are other uses for jasper. You can always carry the stone in your pocket. It is thought that you can then 'use' the beautiful properties of jasper at any time. You can also place the stone in a nice spot in your home.

How to take care for my jasper

Jasper can be taken care of in different ways. For example, you can cleanse it in water and charge it in moonlight.

Where does jasper come from?

Jasper is found worldwide. Known deposits are in India, Russia, Kazakhstan, Indonesia and the United States.

History

Jasper means "speckled stone," as it sometimes has beautiful speckles. It comes from the Latin Iaspidem. In the past, green jasper was used as early as Mesopatamia (an ancient geographical area from about 7,000 years ago, where Iraq is today) to excavate other gemstones.

The red jasper was seen as a sacred stone of physical and spiritual protection. The red jasper was said to be good for wisdom and courage. It was therefore often worn during wars.
There is also a Norse legend of Sigurd the "Dragon Slayer. He is said to have had a red jasper stone in his sword to give him courage during battles.
Red jasper was also associated with fertility and birth by various cultures, as the color resembles the red of blood.

Which birthstone and horoscope fits jasper

Each month has a birthstone to match. If you were born in March, then jasper suits you and will be able to give you extra strength. Jasper fits the horoscopes of ram, virgin and Libra. 
Of course any stone can be good for you, try to sense it and see which one(s) you like.

Which chakra fits jasper

The root chakra fits the jasper because it is grounding. Each chakra has its own color. There are many types of jasper, so you can also look at the color of the stone. It then matches the chakra with that color.

The color of jasper

There are different minerals that provide the different colors of jasper. The stone can contain up to 20% of other rocks and minerals that provide the color and stripes, among other things. For example, the red of red jasper comes from iron. A Dalmatian jasper has black dots due to the presence of quartz, microlite and tourmaline.

Scheikundige samenstelling: Sillicumdioxide(SiO2)
Mohs hardness: 6.5-7
Dichtheid: 2.58-2.91