The Pyroclastic Phenomenon with Infinite numbers of Patterns
Jasper is a highly complex gemstone with many different types exhibiting infinite numbers of patterns . As such is it a wonderful example of the extraordinary beauty and wonder of the world of geology. Its uniqeness is a gift to the jeweller.
Jasper is an aggregate of microcrystalline quartz. It was formed as a result of the consolidation of pyroclastic materials, volcanic ash, which were cemented together with silicaceous solutions, and solidified under intense heat and pressure within the earth. Sometimes the process was so intense that the minerals melted and recrystallised . Often the silicaceous liquids entered calcareous rocks such as limestone or dolomite and were absorbed and encorporated into these porous rocks. Thus this wonderful stone exhibits a neverending number of patterns and pictures.
Jasper is found in many parts of the world and often is named according to local places or traditions , such as Owyhee Jasper . Ocean Jasper, Imperial Jasper , Poppy Jasper, Leopard skin Jasper, Picture Jasper, Bumblebee Jasper , Sakura Jasper. Mookaite Jasper, Porcelain Jasper are but a few of the possible 50 or more types of the gemstone.
Jasper is the stone of inner strength , confidence and harmony. It may increase connectivity with nature and the earth. A birthstone for Aquarius and Capricorn .