Jasper, Picasso Tumbled Stones
Despite its name, Picasso Jasper (or Picasso Stone) is not a Jasper at all. Instead, this is a metamorphic limestone that features tremendous layers and colors that form from heat and pressure within the Earth.
The prominent lined patterns shown on this stone come from traces of iron oxides.
Picasso Jasper is said to assist in the transformation of relationships, while attracting like-minded people who become loyal and trusted friends. Picasso Jasper also aids in renewing old friendships that you may have thought you lost.
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.