Another semiprecious gemstone that is loved by many jewellers is jasper. It is simply so versatile because it comes in a great variety of forms. It is basically a chalcedony, but can appear in a whole variety of colours from red, brown, yellow to green & even blue.
Jasper is a calming stone, protective & believed to align chakra energies
It is mentioned in the bible & even ancient egyptians wore jasper scarabs.
The name Jasper comes from the Greek word 'iaspis' - speckled stone.
It is known to be the birthstone for March
There are simply so many types of jasper, I can't name them all, but here's some to getting on with!
leopard skin jasper
Some jaspers are named after their place of origin, such as mookaite - named after the 700,000 acre farm in Australia where it was first found.