Jasper is a variety of chalcedony, which is a type of mineral made up of tiny quartz crystals. It is typically opaque and comes in a wide range of colors and patterns.

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Information about Jasper

This stone is an interesting mix of Quartz, and Chalcedony – sometimes with other minerals.

It is opaque, and usually a mix of colours including red, brown, orange and greens. Mookaite contains yellow too, although this is somewhat unusual. It is often sold polished, either as tumblestones, jewellery, or carved into decorative objects.

Jasper was used for carving and as a gemstone throughout antiquity.

There are many, many variations of Jaspers, some of which are banded or spotted.