Jasper Meaning

Healing Properties of Jasper

There are several dozen types of jasper which each have unique properties, but in general jaspers all share the property of connecting the wearer with Earth energy and have a grounding and stabilizing effect. (We have separate pages for several jaspers, scroll down for links!)

Jasper as a Gemstone

About the Stone

Jasper is a member of the quartz family, and sits at a 6.5 – 7 on the Mohs scale. Its name comes from Greek “jaspis”, meaning “spotted stone”.

Jasper is found in many colors and patterns, resulting in many names for different varieties. Jasper types are usually named for their pattern. Jasper comes in many colors, including grayish blue, green, off-white, white, yellow, orange, red, pink, black, and brown. Jasper very rarely has a uniform color, as it often has other materials mixed in with it. There are over 50 varieties of jasper, often with a blotch like, or vein like pattern.

Jasper is one of the oldest known gemstones, and was very popular in ancient times. It has been written about in Greek, Hebrew, Assyrian, Persian and Latin prints, as well as the Bible.

Jasper is found in many locations including Canada, USA, Africa, Australia, China, France, Germany, India, Italy, Russia, Sicily, and Venezuela.

Jasper Types

  • Apple Jasper
  • Biggs Jasper
  • Brecciated Jasper
  • Brown Zebra Jasper
  • Bruneau Jasper
  • Burrow Jasper
  • Creek Jasper
  • Chinese Leopard Jasper
  • Cripple Creek
  • Dalmation Jasper
  • Deschutes Jasper
  • Elephant Jasper
  • Fancy Jasper
  • Flower Jasper
  • Green Jasper
  • Green Zebra Jasper
  • Imperial Jasper
  • Ivory Jasper
  • Kambara Jasper
  • King Jasper
  • Lavender Jasper
  • Leopardskin Jasper
  • Mookaite
  • Morrisonite Jasper
  • Orbicular Jasper
  • Ocean Jasper
  • Opalite Jasper
  • Owyhee Jasper
  • Picture Jasper
  • Poppy Jasper
  • Rainbow Jasper
  • Rain Forest Jasper
  • Red Jasper
  • Red Silver Leaf Jasper
  • Red Wood Jasper
  • Ribbon Jasper
  • Royal Plume Jasper
  • Stone Canyon Jasper
  • Unakite Jasper
  • Willow Creek Jasper
  • Wooden Jasper
  • Yellow Jasper
  • Yellow-Green Jasper
  • Zebra Jasper

Jasper in Jewelry

Jasper is very common and as such relatively inexpensive, and available in a wide variety of sizes and styles.

Disclaimer: Jasper Properties, Jasper Meaning, and Jasper Uses listed here are not a substitute for medical care. If you have a physical or mental illness, please see a doctor or mental health professional.

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