Not only are these stones beautiful, they have a very interesting backstory and origin. The etymology, or Jasper meaning, is “spotted or speckled stone” since Jasper sometimes contains spots of sediment, ash or mineral material. The meaning of Jasper derives from the Old French “jaspre” or Latin “iaspidem”—which translates all the way back to its ancient Greek, Hebrew or Akkadian origins. Polychrome Jasper, also known as Desert Jasper, is a variety of Jasper recently discovered in Madagascar. In 2008 while exploring for more deposits of the highly desired Ocean Jasper, the first deposit of Polychrome was accidentally discovered. Interesting to note is that all material must be hand dug due to the difficult terrain and conditions.
According metaphysics: Desert Jasper calms overactive energy and brings focus to creativity, it absorbs negativity and re-centers that energy in a creative way. Having this stone around inspires the imagination.
All minerals and stones vary in size and shape. You will receive a high quality specimen of the selected item but not the exact one pictured. All minerals, gems, stones and fossils are guaranteed to be top quality; sourced from ethical vendors around the world.
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