Jasper, Banded Tiger Tumbled Stones
Banded Tiger Jasper — also referred to as Tiger Iron — is a banded ironstone material that is composed of multiple layers of golden tiger eye, red jasper and hematite.
This is a strong grounding and protection stone. It helps to provide strength, vitality, confidence, willpower and balance. Practitioners use tiger iron to strengthen their energy field by attuning to the electromagnetic field of the earth.
The name Jasper means "Spotted or speckled stone" and is derived from the Old French term jaspre. Jasper is known to have been a favorite gem in the ancient world; its name can be traced back in Arabic, Persian, Hebrew, Assyrian, Greek and Latin. On Minoan Crete, jasper was carved to produce seals circa 1800 BC, as evidenced by archaeological recoveries at the palace of Knossos.