Jasper is an opaque variety of Chalcedony in shades of yellow, red and brown. This color is due to various iron oxides. The word is Greek and there are references about it to Theophrastus in the Bible. But there is another version that says the name comes from the Hebrew word «yaspeh». It has a hardness of 7 in the Mohs scale and has a triangular crystal structure. Jasper is found in the highlands of Dekkan in India, China, Mongolia, the USA, South Africa and particularly in the Ural Mountains.
Jasper according to tradition acts refreshingly in cases of recovery, weakness and lack of energy. It protects both the mother and the baby during childbirth. It alleviates physical pain. Useful in stomach problems causing vomit.
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