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New Necklace yesterday

I bought a necklace yesterday at the farmers market in Ann Arbor.  It’s a shiny smooth jasper stone pendant.  I just looked it up and this is what I found about Jasper. The first sentence made me smile because I am a Virgo.  So if I believed in all of this stuff, I would have just picked the exact right necklace for myself. I picked mine because I like it and because the pattern looked to me like the stars in Van Gogh’s Starry Night.

Jasper Facts, Information and Description

Jasper is one of the birth stones listed for the Sun Sign of Virgo. It is also the Mystical birthstone for the month of October. See the birthstone tables for additional references to this stone.

Jasper is an opaque and fine grained variety of Chalcedony. It is found in all colors including: red, brown, pink, yellow, green, grey/white and shades of blue and purple.

It often contains organic material and mineral oxides which give it interesting patterns, bands and colors. Many of these patterns resemble landscapes with mountains and valleys, thus the name “picture” is part of the name of many well know jaspers.

Jasper was a favorite gem in ancient times and is referenced in Greek, Hebrew, Assyrian and Latin literature.

Found worldwide, a wide variety of named jaspers is found in the western areas of the Unites States; California, Oregon, Idaho, Utah, Wyoming and Washington.

Picture jasper is a petrified or silicated mud that dripped into gas pockets in molten lava. It became superheated and then solidified forming the unusual banded patterns which are typical of this stone.

A 6.5-7 on the Mohs scale of hardness, Jasper is the state rock of Massachusetts, USA.

 

Folklore, Legend, and Healing Properties:

Poppy Jasper is said to help bring joy into life. Opalite Jasper is said to help one sleep.

Legend says that Jasper would drive away evil spirits and protect against snake and spider bites. In the fourth century, it was thought to bring about the rain.

Jasper is protective. It can align all the chakras and balance yin yang energies, it is stabilizing and healing.

Comments on: "New Necklace yesterday" (0)

  1. That is so pretty!

  2. I like it a lot and I”m not a virgo…it does look like starry night!!

  3. Enough about Jasper more importantly tell me of the Farmer’s Market! What day(s) good, bad, etc… 

  4. @irishis63 – We’ve stumbled on it twice on Saturdays. Always when it’s closing down which seems to be about 4.  It’s down by Zingermens deli. mmmm hummingbird cake! It’s not really anything special, but it is attached to a mini three story shopping center which has a cool spice store in it!

  5. wow… is that cool looking, Tracy!!!!!!!!  

  6. I like it too. hmmmm…it makes me think if I need get one in states.

  7. The birthstone tables do help! Thanks.

  8. This is so pretty what are you going to wear it with

  9. Yay necklace!

  10. that is very pretty and you’re right, it does look like starry starry night!

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