Stone: Jasper Fancy Red
Fabrication Type: Handcrafted
Jasper, an aggregate of microgranular quartz and/or chalcedony and other mineral phases, is an opaque, impure variety of silica, usually red, yellow, brown or green in color; and rarely blue. The common red color is due to iron inclusions. The name means "spotted or speckled stone", and is derived via Old French jaspre. Jasper is rated between 6.5 and 7 on the Mohs hardness scale. Jasper is generally associated with inner peace, harmony, tranquility and gentleness.
Each piece is similar, though no item at Crystal Joys is exactly the same as every item uses a unique stone that is non-fabricated. Every item at Crystal Joys is truly "one of a kind". Slight variations in color, size and bead shape exist.