Posted by: alenegeed | May 26, 2010

Jasper ; Fascinating Facts


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Jasper is a variety of quartz and is found on every continent on earth. The main difference between Jasper and Agate (which is also quartz) is the amount of inclusions. Jasper tends to have more inclusions (up to 20% of the gem)and more iron in the mix.

The Babylonians believed that jasper was a female stone and and a symbol of childbirth.  The stone is said to bring tranquility and unify all aspects of your life. Jasper when worn is said to aid in quick thinking while stimulating the imagination.


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  1. You are just a fountain of knowledge. Thanks for your info!


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