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Natural Red Jasper Specimen

Natural Red Jasper Specimen

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This listing is for the exact Red Jasper you see pictured above. Jasper is a Chalcedony in the family of Quartz, and is one of the most ancient stones on the entire planet. 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. Jasper has a unique and robust history of it's ancient and healing lore, and, can be found spanning many cultures and timelines as a tool for healing, protection, and even ornamentally dressing the dead. Ancient people regarded the stone Red Jasper, as a sacred stone of physical and spiritual protection—a natural healing stone that amounts to courage and wisdom. Therefore, Red Jasper was once a talisman of warriors and carried as a source of protection. In ancient Egypt, Red Jasper was linked to fertility, as it was named the fertilizing blood of Mother Isis. It was sometimes placed around the neck of the deceased in the form of an amulet carved with a scene of the 156th Chapter from the Book of the Dead. Similarly, some Native Americans referred to Red Jasper as the “blood of Mother Earth” that stimulated health and rebirth. In the Viking or Germanic legends of Siegfried “the dragonslayer”, Red Jasper was inlaid in the hilt of the hero’s magical sword to guide him with courage in his trials of adversity.
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