WHAT IS RED JASPER? Red Jasper is a combining of cryptocrystalline chalcedony and/or microgranular quartz with other mineral phases. The red color is due to the iron inclusions. The color can range from deep red to bright red to brownish red.
There are many varieties of jaspers that can occur in any colors, opacities and a vast variety of patterns. The patterns vary according to where the jasper comes from as each unique one is formed from a consolidation of natural elements in the original silica rich sediment or volcanic ash. There is an infusion of minerals, vegetative growth, weathering and time that all play their role in the various types of jasper we see. Some varieties of jasper have banding, others look like pictures, others are spotted. Jasper is an exciting addition to any rock collector as there are so many varieties, each with its unique character.
WHY IT'S AWESOME? Got any upcoming battles? You can't get much more awesome than the Norse legend of Siegried the Dragonslayer who used a sword that was inlaid with Red Jasper to slay dragons. It is also thought that Red Jasper may have been the first stone in the High Priest Aaron’s sacred breastplate. Folklore in Egyptian culture was that Red Jasper was associated with the goddess Isis. Red Jasper would be carved into amulets to place with the dead. If those aren't awesome enough, Christian culture tells of Red Jasper being formed from the blood of Christ at his crucifixion. In some Native American traditions, it is called 'Blood of Mother' and is known as a Power Stone, bringing personal independence and protective energies.
MYSTIC LORE, LEGEND & DISCLAIMER: Through the ages, crystals and stones have been collected and prized for their timeless beauty, for their rich history and even their potential spiritual and metaphysical properties! At Spirit Magicka, we love the idea that crystals may have mystical properties, but please be aware... nothing we sell comes with any sort of mystical guarantee! 😉
👉Red Jasper is known as ‘Stone of Endurance’ and 'Nurturer’s Stone' and is believed to release power and stamina to it's carrier. It is said to be a stone of grounding, protection and passion.
👉 In crystal energy work Red Jasper is associated with the Root Chakra and Sacral Chakra, helping with grounding and energizing of creativity.
WHERE IS IT FOUND? Worldwide. Brazil, India.
*All sizes are approximate and may vary somewhat.
*Each crystal & stone will vary slightly in appearance. Each beautiful and unique in its own way.