Highly polished red jasper crystals, carefully chosen by the team at Stone Mania. When used for its metaphysical healing properties red jasper is a stone of power that's fiercely protective. It can provide gentle stimulation, grounding energy and will help bring problems to the surface before they escalate.
Jasper works well as a worry bead to help calm emotions and minimise anxiety when dealing with stressful and difficult situations. Associated with the root chakra which maintains mental and physical health, red jasper calms an overactive mind and can help focus attention on matters of importance that are repeatedly pushed to one side. Red jasper is an opaque stone that's a combination of the minerals quartz and chalcedony. Its brick red colour is caused by impurities of iron.
Jasper dates back thousands of years and references to it have been made in Greek, Hebrew, Assyrian and Latin literature. It's mentioned in the Bible (Exodus 28.20) as being one of the gemstones in the High Priest breastplate. This biblical garment was worn by Aaron the first Jewish high priest.
The Ancient Egyptians considered red jasper to be a stone of power because the colour resembled blood.
In ancient texts the word 'iaspis' was used to describe what today is called jasper. There is however some uncertainty whether the two materials are the same. Iaspis was described as a transparent to translucent stone whereas jasper is almost always opaque. It was also described as having a green colour similar to jade and emerald. The stone known today as jasper can occur in a wide variety of different colours.
Weights and sizes of these striking red jasper crystals varies slightly from piece to piece.
Empathic warriors are stones which have at some point in time sustained some kind of damage, usually a chip or fracture. With rocks and minerals having evolved over millions of years we do not believe in throwing them away. These pieces are available to buy at a significantly reduced price. Empathic warriors are not always available. More information can be found in our article on empathic warrior crystals.