History of the stone
Jasper is a colorful stone. This is how the name is translated from the Greek “Jaspis”. This semi-precious gem is valued all over the world for its multicoloredness. It has been known since ancient times. Primitive people used jasper as a material for jewelry – rings and amulets.
The formation of stone originates many centuries ago. In those days, there was a Warm Sea in the Urals and volcanoes were active. Volcanic ash mixed with colored silt. Iron and manganese oxides – brown, red and even black, green chloride salts, blue silicates, and all kinds of other minerals are part of jasper. Gradually, the sea dried up, the rocks hardened, became dense and compressed. So a new diverse mineral was born. In terms of texture and colors, it cannot be compared with any other stones, it is diverse and has many varieties.
Varieties of jasper
Jasper is most often distinguished by color and texture. Consider the most common and well-known types of jasper.
In addition, there are several stones in the name of which the word “jasper” is used, although in reality they have nothing to do with this mineral. Most often, the following stones are misleading people who are not very experienced in gemology:
Physical and chemical properties of stone
Jaspers are 80-95% silicon dioxide SiO2and everything else is impurities. Mohs hardness is 7 and density is 2.65 g/cm3. The mineral does not transmit light, the fracture is splintery, there is no cleavage.
The color palette of jasper is very extensive – it is not only pure blue, all other shades are found in this popular stone to one degree or another.
Place of Birth
Jasper is commercially mined in France, India, the USA and Germany. However, the largest deposits of jasper are in Russia. One of them is the Colonel mountain deposit. Jasper has been mined there for about 250 years.
Healing and magical properties of jasper
In ancient times, jasper healed eyesight and protected houses from the evil eye. In temples, floors were made of jasper, since this stone was considered divine, exorcising demons. Sorcerers and magicians kept their belongings in caskets and boxes made from this mineral. It was also believed that in order to perform rituals at a distance, a portrait of a person must be placed in a jasper frame.
Jasper is a source of good energy. Products from this stone cannot harm its owner. All items and jewelry made of jasper act as amulets. They bring happiness and peace to the home.
With the help of red jasper, women’s diseases are treated, and wearing a stone in the abdomen helps to cure diseases of the gastrointestinal tract and kidneys.
Who will benefit from the stone?
The stone is considered a talisman of scientists and tourists. In order for jasper to become a source of vitality, it should be worn in the form of oval cabochons.
What signs of the zodiac suits jasper
According to astrologers, an ornamental stone is perfect for Virgo. The stone develops intuition, protects against rash acts and maintains health. Also among the favorites of jasper are Gemini and Libra: the gem will give them good luck, help in solving complex issues.
What stones are combined with a stone
Jasper (jasper) of blue shades contributes to the gift of foresight, red – heals from bleeding and female diseases. Avicenna advised the use of jasper in diseases of the stomach. Jasper amulets were used to combat drought, as the element of Water is friendly to him.
Astrologers attribute this stone to the elements of the Earth. Accordingly, the stones of the Earth and Water are well combined with it: opal, alexandrite, topaz, emerald, agate, turquoise.
The following stones are incompatible with jasper: amber, sapphire, diamond, jade.
What metals are combined with jasper
Mars and Mercury govern jasper, and at the same time zinc, iron and nickel. Of the precious metals, silver is the best frame.
Combining jasper and gold is strongly discouraged. The magical properties of the stone will be blocked by metal, which will not have the best effect on the well-being of the owner of the jewelry.
If you dreamed of jasper
A dream with jasper is interpreted by dream books as a happy omen. It will bring success in business activities and romantic relationships. Often symbolizes the return of lost love.
Buy jasper in a dream – to a new pleasant acquaintance. Sell - to unexpected changes.
If a young woman lost jasper in a dream, she needs to prepare for a quarrel with her chosen one.