Red Jasper Natural Gemstone Oval Shaped Cabochon 11X9mm
The possibilities for this gem is endless! What will you use them for? A pendant? Ring? Wire wrapped or bezel set jewelry?
Jasper is an opaque and fine grained variety of Chalcedony. It is found in all colors including: red, brown, pink, yellow, green, grey/white and shades of blue and purple.It is found worldwide, a wide variety of named jaspers is found in the western areas of the Unites States; California, Oregon, Idaho, Utah, Wyoming and Washington.
Jasper is one of the birth stones listed for the Sun Sign of Virgo. It is also the Mystical birthstone for the month of October.
Jasper was a favorite gem in ancient times and is referenced in Greek, Hebrew, Assyrian and Latin literature. Legend says that Jasper would drive away evil spirits and protect against snake and spider bites. In the fourth century, it was thought to bring about the rain. Jasper is protective. It can align all the chakras and balance yin yang energies, it is stabilizing and healing.
Gem Name: Jasper, Red
Hole size: none
Color: brick red - reddish orange
Mohs' hardness: 6.5 - 7
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