Jasper, Yellow

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Feel energized, happy, and ready for action.

Have courage, endurance and keep a cool head.

Awaken your imagination and creative gifts.

Be protected during spiritual work and traveling.

Let Yellow Jasper inspire you to claim your power!

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Healing Properties of Yellow Jasper

Spiritual: Yellow Jasper has a profoundly sensible energy that brings balance and well-being to every aspect of our life.  Like other Jaspers, it helps us pursue our goals, but Yellow Jasper does so in the calmest manner.  It reminds us that progress is made step-by-step and day-by-day.  We don’t need to rush and neither do we need to procrastinate.  Instead, we just steadily move forward in a relaxed and happy manner.  Yellow Jasper teaches us the spiritual side of mundane work.  It shows us that we can chop vegetables, wash dishes, clean the bathroom or any number of other tasks, in such a way that it is elevated to an act of devotion.  That our work can please the Divine and be a gift of service to our beloveds.  Yellow Jasper protects against negativity, boredom and resentment.  It helps us to do whatever needs to be done, without added stress or resistance.  Yellow Jasper also protects us during travel, be it physical or spiritual.  It is attuned to the Solar Plexus and Root Chakras and linked to the astrological signs Taurus and Leo.  It is connected to the Element of Earth and vibrates to the number 6.

Emotional: Yellow Jasper gives us calm courage to deal with whatever life gives us.  It offers us a great gift for endurance and the ability to accept reality, even if it’s unpleasant or unfair.  Yellow Jasper helps us to shrug away our resentment and irritation and simply get to work.  It gently grounds and empowers us.  If we are prone to anxiety and tend to blow our fears out of proportion, Yellow Jasper will swiftly cut the fears back down to their proper size.  Yellow Jasper helps us to get back into the present moment, rather than allowing us to get lost in useless thoughts about the past or future.  Yellow Jasper is an excellent crystal to work with when our relationships are out of balance and need extra support and patience.  It helps us to disengage from conflict and to recognize where/how our own responsibility lays.  Yellow Jasper encourages benevolence and generosity, while also keeping us from going so far that we can be abused by others.  Yellow Jasper shows us the sweet spot where we can live in harmony.     

Mental: Yellow Jasper inspires us to take our creative ideas and put them into action.  When we need to focus for an extended period of time, Yellow Jasper gives us endurance and helps us to work through complicated ideas in an organized manner.  It encourages problem-solving and helps us to think rationally and linearly.  Yellow Jasper clears up mental fogs and helps us to figure out what we need to do next.  It guides us to make reasonable plans and reduces any tendency towards procrastinate.  When we are in error, Yellow Jasper helps us to accept responsibility for our mistakes and false-beliefs, and to change course swiftly.  It helps us to be very honest in our thinking, even when the reality is less than ideal.  Yellow Jasper is a fantastic talisman for scientists, engineers, and inventors as well as anyone who would like to be logical at work or in their personal life.

Physical: Yellow Jasper is used by metaphysical healer to treat the endocrine system, sooth indigestion and stomach problems.  It is also believed to help strengthen the immune system and help the physical body recover strength after a serious illness.  Yellow Jasper is said to reduce insomnia and help us feel generally better both physically and emotionally.

Always use wisdom when considering crystal therapies for healing.

Mineralogy of Yellow Jasper

Yellow Jasper, La Vallette Quarry, Italy

Mineral Family: Tectosilicates

Chemical Composition: SiO2
Cleavage: None
Color: Yellow
Crystal System: Hexagonal/trigonal
Gravity: 2.7
Form/Habit: Cryptocrystalline 
Fracture: Conchoidal
Hardness: 7
Luminescence: None
Luster: Vitreous/earthy
Streak: White
Transparency: Opaque

Location: Jasper is found throughout the world. The most notable deposits for Yellow Jasper are found in Australia, Italy, Portugal, Russia, South Africa, Spain, the United States (Arizona, Nevada and Utah).

 

Mineral Family: True Jasper is a Silicate mineral. However, “jasper” is a term that is often used to describe any spotted stone. As such many varieties of spotted Rhyolite, a type of igneous rock, are misrepresented as Jaspers, for example, “Ocean Jasper” or “Leopardskin Jasper.”  From a geological point of view, only spotted microcrystline Quartz may be properly referred to as Jasper. True Jasper is a tiny twig on a far off branch of the crystal tree, scientifically it is a “subdivision of a subdivision of a subdivision, of a subdivision of a subdivision!” Silicate minerals form the largest family of minerals, including more than 25% of all known minerals and 40% of all common minerals. In addition to being a major part of the Earth’s crust, Silicate minerals have also been found on the moon and in meteorites. Silicates are minerals which contain the elements Silicon (a light gray shiny metal) and Oxygen (a colorless gas). Together, these two elements form a tetrahedra – a shape similar to a pyramid – with a Silicon atom in the center and Oxygen atoms at each of the three corners. These tetrahedras connect with other chemical structures, in six different ways, to form various minerals and rocks. There are six main groups of Silicate minerals, and these main groups are further subdivided into secondary subdivisions, such as Quartz and Feldspar.  Quartz is a large mineral family in its own right, and has two main subdivisions, macrocrystalline (crystals that are large enough to be seen by the naked eye, for example, Amethyst) and microcrystalline (crystals so small they can only be seen through a microscope, for example Agate). All microcrystalline Quartz fall under the subcategory of Chalcedony, which is then further subdivided. One of these categories is Jasper.  Yellow Jasper is distinguished by its solid yellow color.

Associated Minerals: ChrysocollaHematite, QuartzTiger Eye

Formation: True Jasper is opaque Quartz with numerous inclusions. Clear Quartz  forms when silica acid solidifies in igneous rocks. Jasper, by contrast, forms when silica acid penetrates clay or sand, and solidifies in sedimentary rocks. Where the silica acid cools it hardens into Quartz, but with the addition of millions of tiny particles of sand, clay, and other minerals. These inclusions give Jasper their brilliant colors and random markings. Yellow Jasper is a true jasper in which the overwhelmingly dominate color is a dark yellow.

Mining: Typically mined from the primary deposits which still have their original relationship with the host rock.

Enhancements: All Jaspers are natural, enhanced only by tumbling, cutting, and polishing.

Map courtesy of TravelBlog
Photos: Raw Red JasperRed Jasper Outcropping

History of Yellow Jasper

The name “Jasper” is a generic name given to any spotted stone as well as most semi-transparent or opaque Chalcedony. As a result, it can be difficult to know exactly which stone is being referenced in ancient and medieval writings.  Supposedly, Native American shamans used Yellow Jasper to protect during spiritual and physical travels. 

Ethically Sourced Yellow Jasper

 

The Miners sell directly to the Lapidary.

The Lapidary sells directly to Moonrise Crystals.

Moonrise Crystals sells directly to you.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Supply Chain

The Supply Chain is clean and short.

The Mine and the Lapidary are located in neighboring countries, but there are no middlemen involved.

 

 

The Mine

This Yellow Jasper comes from a small mine in Botswana. 

The exact mine is unknown, but Botswana is one of the few countries that has adopted

environmentally-friendly and sustainable mining practices.

Botswana has the safest mining standards in Africa. 

Learn More: Ethical Mining

 

 

The Lapidary

This Yellow Jasper was polished in Cape Town, South Africa.

The Lapidary is a family-owned business, founded by father and passed on to his sons.

Factory workers have safe conditions and are paid fairly.

The Lapidary is also the direct-importer & sells primarily at large gem shows.

Learn More: Ethical Lapidary

 

Sourcing Relationship

I have been doing business with this source since 2014.  They are the oldest tumbling company in the world and have more varieties, in more sizes, than any other known source.  The company started in California in the 1950s and was eventually bought by a British immigrant who had young sons.  Eventually the company moved to South Africa in order to be closer to the source of their best-selling stone and to have the legal rights to export it.  The company is now run by the sons and their childhood best friend.

The current owners visit many small and industrial-size mines personally.  For artisanal-mined deposits in sub-Sahara Africa, the owners work with Gem Dealers who deal directly with the part-time miners.  The majority of these Gem Dealers are women.  Some, but not all, of their stones are labeled with country-of-origin.  For those that aren’t, I ask the owners directly.  As I’ve learned more about mining practices in individual countries, I have become increasingly selective about what I will purchase from them.  However, they remain my preferred source for most of the stones I sell from sub-Sahara Africa.

Safe Handling of Yellow Jasper

Yellow Jasper

What You’ll Receive: A 100% natural Yellow Jasper

Selection Process: The stone I select for you will be carefully chosen for its beauty and appeal.  If combined with other stones, I always take time to choose stones that look and feel good together.

Origin: Botswana

Polishing Method: Drum Polished. Each stone is unique and minor variations are what makes them beautiful.

Details:

  • Color: Dark yellow with wavy patterns
  • Polish: Shiny and smooth
  • Quality: A
  • Shape: Irregular tumbled shapes, primarily flat but some chunky
  • Size: Average size is 1 in / 25mm
  • Transparency: Opaque
  • Weight: Average weight is 0.2 oz / 5.5 g / 28 carats

Shipping: Next business day – Domestic First Class averages 3-7 days.  International First Class averages 2-3 weeks.

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