Dragon’s Blood Jasper is a new stone for the metaphysical community. As a result, it is not included in early lapidaries, texts which describe stones and their powers. Healing crystals with names that evoke magic or spirituality are trade/marketing names meant to drive up interest. A scientific name, such as Fuchsitic Chert is more accurate, but perhaps lacks a certain poetry. At Moonrise Crystals, marketing names are used only if specifically tied to a locality. Fuchsitic Chert can be found in several locations, but Dragon’s Blood Jasper is found only in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.
Dragon’s Blood Jasper is a sedimentary rock composed of Fuchsite and Red Jasper. It is sometimes called Dragon Stone, usually with a space between the words “dragon” and “stone”. Dragon’s Blood Jasper looks strikingly similar to an igneous rock composed of green Epidote and Red Piemontite found in the the Limpopo province of South Africa which is also nicknamed Dragonstone – usually with no space between the words. To further complicate the matter, yet another sedimentary rock, a brown and yellow Septarian Nodule, is likewise marketed as Dragonstone! The primary source for Dragon’s Blood Jasper markets this stone to the healing crystal industry as “Dragon Stone.” The decision to use the longer name Dragon’s Blood Jasper is merely for clarity and organization on Moonrise Crystals’ website.
Legend has it that Dragon’s Blood Jasper is the petrified remains of ancient dragons, the green being the dragon’s skin while the red is blood. Whether this “local legend” was actually created by a healing crystal seller or by a non-financially motivated local is unknown. But regardless of who said it first, it’s a charming story all the same.
Julie Abouzelof is the owner of Moonrise Crystals and an advocate for responsibly sourced gems and minerals. Her first career was in education teaching history, geology and anthropology, as well as working with special-needs students. She is now a heart-centered entrepreneur who encourages mindfulness and positive action to heal ourselves and the world. Julie lives in Hawaii with her lover and a little parrot named Darwin. She is rarely on social media, but enjoys connecting via email.