Large Red Jasper Freeform 16cm high, Traditional Birthstone for March
This large Red Jasper Freeform has exquisite banding, and is incredibly tactile. It is a gorgeous example of this beautiful mineral from Madagascar. This is a country that is famous for the wonderful variety of minerals and fossils found there.
Jasper is an opaque stone and the various colours include, red, yellow, brown and green. The beautiful colour of Red Jasper is due to the presence of iron. Red Jasper is classified as being a microcrystalline variety of quartz. The name Jasper derives from the old French word ‘jaspre’ meaning ‘spotted stone’. Jasper has been highly regarded and sought after for thousands of years, and by numerous civilisations. Both for jewellery and because its ability to be highly polished, for carvings and statues. This would be an ideal addition to any mineral collection, or someone looking for Red Jasper for its holistic qualities
Metaphysically, a highly supportive stone, brings tranquility during stressful times. It is a stone to increase emotional stamina, and self confidence, while stimulating the imagination. It is a stone that can help to bring a sense of calm and relaxation. This is an excellent stone to place near your bed, to help you remember your dreams.