An opaque, impure variety of quartz, of red, yellow, and other dull colors, breaking with a smooth surface. It admits of a high polish, and is used for vases, seals, snuff boxes, etc. When the colors are in stripes or bands, it is called striped jasper or banded jasper. The Egyptian pebble is a brownish yellow jasper.
A variety of colored chert, typically red or green and often found in association with iron ores. Jasper is frequently used as a gemstone or in the production of ornaments.
a colloquial term for some varieties of chert. Usually refers to dark red or dull-green, fine-grained, semi-translucent banded materials.
A fine-grained quartz, jasper is opaque and most commonly exhibits a brownish-red color, but it can also appear in green, yellow, brown or black. On Mohsâ€™ scale of hardness, jasper is 6.5-7. Primary sources include Egypt, Australia, Brazil, India, Canada, Kazakhstan, Madagascar, Russia, Uruguay, and the United States. (See Jasper Facts.) (Note: Sources listed in order of primary and secondary deposits.)
Ex 28: 20; Eze 28: 13; Rev 4: 3] A gemstone of the agate type that yields itself to an excellent polish.
A type of opaque quartz that is often used as a gemstone. Its variety of colours; red, green, yellow and blue, occurs as a result of staining by impurities.
White, grey, red, brown or black sedimentary rock. Components mainly Chalcedony and Quartz.
An opaque variety of quartz that breaks with a smooth surface and can take a high polish. Jasper typically is red, yellow or brown.
There are many types of jasper (chalcedony): Red Jasper (an opaque rust-colored stone), Fancy Jasper (ranges in color from greens, to browns, to mauves and whites) and Poppy Jasper (rust tones with black and white speckles) are just a few. "The Supreme Nurturer" is said to protect against sight defects, ageing and drought.
An opaque form of quartz.
a blackish green.
Colored impure form of natural silica. Jasper is said to be both invigorating and stabilizing, bringing stillness to a troubled mind. It generates an even rhythmic pulse. It is also said to improve the sense of smell and to overcome depression. Red jasper is known to contain iron oxide which is used medically to control excessive bleeding and for this reason, it is claimed it can be useful in overcoming disorders of the blood. Also for digestion and stomach problems, biliousness and bladder trouble. Protects from witchcraft, soothes the nerves.
occurs in semi translucent to opaque, red, yellow, brown, green, grayish-blue or lavender (or any combination thereof), fine-grained impure chalcedony (cryptocrystalline quartz). This material is widely distributed and often dyed blue and sold incorrectly as "Swiss lapis" and "German Lapis".
In ancient Assyria one of the oldest civilizations Gug, or Jasper carvings, have been found. It comes in numerous colours. It has healing powers and can protect health and beauty. Red jasper is projective and was used to protect and guard. It sends negativity back to its source. Green jasper is receptive and is a healing stone. It can be worn to promote sympathy to others with emotion or mental problems. Brown jasper is receptive and is used for grounding and centring ones own self. If you live with your head in the clouds, wear brown jasper to ward off danger. Mottled jasper is projective and is worn for protection against drowning. If a cross is carved on it, then you will be protected from the four elements.
(14th century) A form of opaque, usually patterned, chalcedony which is found in massive formations. The mineral is usually stained by impurities and occurs in various colours such as red, green, yellow and blue. The popular red variety is fine-grained quartz, coloured by inclusions of hematite. The colours may be arranged in bands of red or a mottled mixture of many different patterns and colours, such as leopard jasper, desert jasper and Picasso jasper.
A variety of chalcedony that is usually striped or spotted. In ancient times it was used in seals and to ward off drought.
A family of semiprecious stones that are found in various opaque colors and are relatively hard. Jasper can be solid in color or spotted and banded. Red jasper and picture jasper seem to have a great popularity in fashion jewelry.
A variety or microscopically crystallized quartz that is heavily pigmented with colorful minerals. It has a hardness of 7 on the Mohs' scale.
an opaque, cryptocrystalline quartz, usually red, yellow or brown. [AHDOS
A common, opaque, semi-precious stone that is found in many colors, including white, brown, yellow, red, and green. Jasper is found all over the world; it is often striped, speckled, and multi-colored. Jasper has been used for intaglio carvings. Jasper is a type of quartz belonging to the chalcedony family. It is often sealed with petroleum products. Jasper is sometimes dyed to resemble lapis lazuli and misleadingly called "Swiss lapis." Jasper has a hardness of 6.5 to 7.0.
From the Hebrew word "yashpheh", meaning "glittering". Jasper is an opaque, impure, cryptocrystalline variety of quartz that may be red, yellow, or brown. It breaks with a smooth surface and can be highly polished like marble. Varieties of jasper include Fancy Jasper, Picture Jasper, Poppy Jasper, Red Jasper, and Striped (or Banded) Jasper. Jasper was once believed to have curative powers.
A semi-opaque to opaque rose quartz. Usually yellowish, reddish, or brown. The U.S. and Brazil are the most common sources. Jasper was once believed to have curative powers.