Healing Properties of Jasper
There are dozens of types of jasper which each have unique properties.
In general, jaspers all share the property of connecting the wearer with Earth energy and have a grounding and stabilizing effect. Jaspers harmonize well together as well as with other quartz.
Jaspers are gentle to work with and tend to be nourishing, grounding, and strengthening.
Below are some of the most common jaspers used for crystal healing.
Types of Jasper
Jasper as a Gemstone
About the Stone
Jasper is a member of the quartz family, specifically an opaque aggregate of microgranular quartz with various inclusions. It 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. Colors of jasper include 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 in Jewelry
Most kinds of jasper are common and as such relatively inexpensive, and available in a wide variety of sizes and styles.