Jasper, Brecciated

Nurturing Strength

Activate Kundalini and strengthen the energetic bodies.

Protect yourself and release feelings of shame and guilt.

Feel safe, secure, and know that you are truly loved.

Be creative and manifest your most brilliant ideas.

Let Brecciated Jasper help you stand in your integrity!

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Healing Properties of Brecciated Jasper

Spiritual: Brecciated Jasper is a dynamic stone that unites courage and strength with love and gentleness.  Its energy is like that of a beloved father, protective and nurturing towards his children. It can help us feel safe and secure enough in our physical selves so that we dare to more fully explore our spiritual selves. Brecciated Jasper, like other Red Jaspers, can be used to activate the Kundalini energy, which in turn can spark a powerful spiritual experience. Brecciated Jasper is attuned to the Root and Sacral Chakra and linked to the astrological sign of Taurus and Leo. It is connected to the element Earth and vibrates to the number 6.

Emotional: Brecciated Jasper offers support during stressful periods and reminds us to help each other. It also inspires us to be courageous and have the will power to achieve our goals. Brecciated Jasper can also be used to heal misguided feelings of shame and guilt around sexual issues or sexual abuse. It reminds us that sexual energy is a creative force, one which can and should be joyful.  

Mental: Brecciated Jasper encourages us to be honest and to live honorably. By inspiring us to be brave, it helps us to take action to not only deal with unpleasant tasks and but to make our dreams a reality.  Brecciated Jasper stimulates creativity and is a wonderful stone for artists who want to make their passion a career.

Physical: Brecciated Jasper is believed to stimulate internal blood flow and ease external bleeding. It is commonly used to treat the sexual organs and to help stabilize pregnancy. Brecciated Jasper is also said to be useful for regaining physical strength after an illness. Body builders have used Brecciated Jasper to help increase muscle mass during periods of intense training.

Always use wisdom when considering crystal therapies for healing.

Mineralogy of Brecciated Jasper

Brecciated Jasper rough

Brecciated Jasper, Bucegi Mountains, Romania

Mineral Family: Tectosilicate

Chemical Composition: SiO2 
Cleavage: None
Color: Red, white, yellow, brown and black
Crystal System: Hexagonal/Trigonal
Form/Habit: Cryptocrystalline
Fracture: Conchoidal
Gravity: 2.58-2.91
Hardness: 6.5-7
Luminescence: None
Luster: Vitreous
Streak: White
Transparency: Translucent to Opaque

Location: Jasper is found throughout the world. The most notable deposits are found in Australia, Brazil, Canada, Egypt, India, Kazakhstan, Madagascar, Russia, South Africa, the United States, and Uruguay.Brecciated Jasper Mine Locations

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” are both igneous rocks rather than true Jaspers.  From a geological point of view, only spotted microcrystalline 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. Brecciated Jasper is distinguished by its red and creamy white spots.

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. Brecciated Jasper is a wonderful example of true Jasper, its various colors and markings each signify a different foreign inclusion.

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.

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Photos: Rough Brecciated Jasper

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History of Brecciated 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. Brecciated Jasper may be considered a form of Red Jasper.

Red Jasper has long been credited for its supposed ability to stop hemorrhages and reduce pulse rate. In 1636, the Gemmarum et Lapidum Historia described how a young woman was cured from chronic hemorrhaging by wearing Red Jasper. During the Middle Ages, Red Jasper was also considered a stone for warriors and was said to increase their strength and courage. According to legend, a piece of Red Jasper was set on the hilt of ‘Balmung,’ the legendary sword of the Norse hero Siegfried.

Photos: Balmung

Ethically Sourced Brecciated 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 the same country.

 

 

The Mine

This Brecciated Jasper comes from a Small mine in Griqualand, South Africa . 

The mine  most likely caused only minor environmental damage,

and would have been relatively low risk for miners.

Learn More: Ethical Mining

 

 

The Lapidary

This Brecciated 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 the earliest days in my business.  They are a major tumbling company and have more varieties, in more sizes, than any other known source.  The 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 have to ask the owners personally.  They tend to get impatient with questions.  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 sub-Sahara Africa.

Safe Handling of Brecciated Jasper

Brecciated Jasper Tumbled Stone

Color: Red, black, and tan.  This is a 100% natural stone, so minor variations are part of their unique beauty.

Size: 1 inch, or a little bit bigger

Weight: 1 oz

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

Reviews

  1. Mike S. (Wisconsin)

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  2. Christine M. (Virginia)

    A beautiful stone, excellent customer service, and lightening-quick shipping (a pleasant surprise, considering it was coming from Hawaii to the East Coast.) Thank you!

  3. Jennifer S. (Colorado)

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  4. Lauren C. (New Jersey)

    thank you julie for finding the right stones for my situation, they are beautiful! 🙂 thank you again!

  5. Matthew C. (New Mexico)

    Wonderful piece with positive healing energy

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  9. Julie

    I absolutely adore the stone you picked, we synced perfectly and is stunning!

  10. Nikita O. (Minnesota)

    So in love! Julie picked the perfect stone for me, and it is a beauty, and it has wonderful color and energy. My Jasper arrived safely and on time, I will be visiting her shop again!

  11. Krista H. (Washington)

    Love it everything was great. A very kind and friendly seller and beautiful crystals. Will be back for more

  12. Julie

    Brecciated Jasper is predominately deep red, but always has additional colors running across it, making each piece truly unique! Vince ordered several different healing stones at one time, and when that happens I choose stones that I think look good together, in terms of color, shape and size. Usually that works out very well. In this case, however, it seems that the Brecciated Jasper was still a beautiful stone, but not as red as Vince expected.

    I always want to know if a stone isn’t “quite right” and will do whatever is needed to fix the situation. My first priority is to my customers and to makes sure they get the stone they want and need. If there is ever a specific color, shape or size that you need, please don’t hesitate to let me know ahead of time and I’ll do my best to accommodate you!

  13. Vince M. (Colorado)

    Was hoping to get a stone with more deep red in it!

  14. Stan S. (California)

    Beautiful Seller. Thanks

  15. Yi L. (Singapore)

    Thank you for the excellent service and blessings

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