Jasper, Fancy Tumbled Stones
Fancy Jasper truly lives up to its name while possessing a full spectrum of colors from reds to yellows and greens. These colors come from various impurities in the stones that alter the coloring of each stone.
Fancy Jasper can relieve fear, guilt and frustration, while building inner strength and confidence. This is a supreme nurturing stone that provides support during stressful or confusing times. Fancy Jasper is known for increasing tranquility during difficult times.
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.