This stone is a 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. Jasper is known to absorb negative energy aligning and cleansing the chakras and balancing the yin and yang.
Jasper, a form of chalcedony, is an opaque variety of silica and is found in red, yellow, brown or green colors and, although rare, also in blue.
Some jaspers resemble landscapes and are known as picture jasper. When the colors are layered, the stone is called striped or banded jasper.
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