Fancy Jasper 8mm Matte Smooth Rounds

$ 38.00

  • Fancy Jasper 8mm Matte Smooth Rounds
  • Bead size 8mm
  • Approx. 15 1/2" long
  • Sold by the strand. Price is for ONE STRAND ONLY
  • Jasper is common and found worldwide. Important deposits exist in India, Russia,Kazakhstan, Indonesia, Egypt, MadagascarAustralia, Brazil, Venezuela, Uruguay and the United States (OregonIdaho, Washington, California, Arizona, Utah, Arkansas, and Texas).
  • Jasper is an opaque form of Chalcedony.  It usually comes in shades of red, yellow, brown, and green, although there are rare forms of blue Jasper. It often contains organic material and mineral oxides which give it interesting patterns, bands, stripes and colors. Many of these patterns resemble landscapes with mountains and valleys, thus the name "picture" is part of the name of many well know Jaspers. The name comes from Old French meaning “spotted or speckled,” and it is found all over the world.  Jasper was a favorite gem in ancient times, and was believed to be protective, and ward off evil spirits. In  folk medicine, it is rumored to be of help for sciatica and troubled toenails.