History of Jasper Gemstone
One of the most common minerals present in earth, Jasper is formed from Quartz. It takes almost 12 percent of the earth and is an exceptionally interesting mineral which is known since thousands of years. History is evident that millions of years ago, Jasper was used by ancient people and during that time it was mainly used in making weapons and tools in Ethiopia. Even today, Jasper is popular and is commonly used throughout the world in abundance. There are many stories related to the use of Jasper among ancient people ass jewelry and other ornaments. Politicians used to make seals with Jasper and it was also used in commonly handled house hold items including bowls and small boxes.
Jasper is found in small as well as big sizes. Usually the bigger chunks of Jasper are found near the Quartz veins. It commonly comes in bright and lovely hues of red, brown and yellow. Although, Jasper is occasionally found with profusion of mineral inclusions including Hematite or Goethite, and this is where it gets the above mentioned colors. If it has the inclusion of some other minerals, the color of Jasper turns to magnificent and wildly attractive shades and features. For example, the addition of Hematite in Jasper can result in the formation of rings or stripes all over the Jasper just like Agate. The spots on its surface can give it a look of a leopard or tiger type qualities.
Jasper ranks 6.5 to 7 of hardness when measured on Moh’s hardness scale and this characteristic of Jasper makes it a hard substance which is perfect for making jewelry and other ornaments. Sometimes Jasper is translucent to transparent when it comes to the clarity and the other times it has a very dull to very greasy luster. The quality that makes Jasper really popular among fashionable people of all time is its wild colors and type. Most of the pieces of Jasper are highly attractive and looks wonderful in the form of jewelry or ornaments. The grainy and fibrous mineral of Jasper is known as cryptocrystalline which is made up of really small crystals and one cannot see them with naked eyes. The scientific composition of Jasper is Si02 and the crystals of Jasper are packed in a shape of a hexagon. It is found in almost every part of the world prettiest form of Jasper is really rare.
At present, Jasper is mainly used as an ornamental stone and people love to collect and wear Jasper accented jewelry. It’s in vogue and people prefer wearing it because of the reason that Jasper embellished jewelry looks attractive and merges well with the present day demands of the fashion industry. Bracelets, earrings, necklaces, pendants and rings made with Jasper can make the wearer flash their own style statement. These days Jasper is also sewn into fabrics to make pretty and elegant handbags and footwear. For those stylish people who cannot resist the charm of fabulous stones, Jasper jewelry is a must not miss.
Some mythologies have evidences that Jasper jewelry was used by people of historic time to drive away the evil spirits. Jasper provides protection to the wearer during the night. Some people also believe that Jasper jewelry can balance and stabilize the emotional energy of the wearer. Jasper studded jewelry helps the one who wears it from losing temper and provides comfort of calmness and peace of mind. There are myths that if a person who finds it difficult to make a balance between emotions and judgment, wears a jewelry item embellished with Jasper, he will experience immense change in his behavior. The wearer will incline towards taking right decision and a good balance of mind and heart. Jasper also helps in coming out of emotional troubles. It protects the wearer against the emotional outbursts and mood swings.
Jasper is the birth stone of those born in the month of February. If February born people wear pendant or ring accented with the bedazzling and charming Jasper, it is said to boost their energies. People prefer Jasper jewelry because it makes them look exceptional, stunning and elegant. In our gemstone jewelry store we have excellent Jasper jewelry including Jasper necklace for elegant and sassy women, Beautiful Jasper earrings, stylish Jasper bracelets, dashing Jasper rings and attractive Jasper pendants. Our Jasper jewelry collection comes in proper cuts, clarity and shine. And the designs are also heart throbbing.
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