Red “Picasso” Jasper Heart
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Healing Properties of Red “Picasso” Jasper
Spiritual: Picasso Jasper is a dynamic stone that unites courage and strength with love and gentleness. It helps us to feel safe and secure enough in our physical selves that we dare to more fully explore our spiritual selves. Picasso Jasper helps us to ‘grow up’ in our spiritual and earthly lives and awaken to our full potential. It invites us to move beyond what we have been taught by others and to think for ourselves. It reminds us that we are responsible for our own choices, and the results that follow. Picasso Jasper can be used to activate Kundalini energy, which in turn can spark powerful spiritual experiences. It awakens creative energy in our spiritual practices and helps us to bring any lessons we learn into our earthly life. Picasso Jasper is attuned to the Root, Sacral and Heart 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: Picasso Jasper helps us to find a good balance between taking care of ourselves and helping others others. It inspires courage and authenticity in all of our dealings, particularly in romantic relationships. Picasso Jasper heals feelings of shame and guilt, especially those linked to sexuality. It is also a wonderful stone for anyone who needs to work through father-figure issues. Picasso Jasper helps us to break away from the pain of the past and move into a joyful independence. It helps us us to pick ourselves back up, when we have had a set-back, and to try again. Picasso Jasper inspires self-confidence and a steady faith that all will be well. It joyfully promises us that life is good and full of pleasure, for those who dare to seek it out.
Mental: Picasso Jasper encourages us to be true to ourselves. It helps us speak and act honestly and “walk our talk.” It is also helps us to mentally focus and be prolific in our output. It is particularly helpful for artists and entrepreneurs who may find it difficult to finish projects, especially if they are drawn to many creative paths. Picasso Jasper helps us to stay inspired and excited about our work and to methodically do what needs to be done. It also helps us to get over fears of failure and success. Rather than looking outside for approval and validation, Picasso Jasper encourages us to get to work, experiment and see what happens. Picasso Jasper’s energy is at once highly creative and strongly practical.
Physical: Picasso Jasper is used by metaphysical healers to treat the circulatory system and sexual organs. It is said to stabilize pregnancy and to stop internal and external bleeding. Picasso Jasper is also said to be useful for regaining physical strength after an illness.
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Mineralogy of Picasso Jasper
Mineral Family: Tectosilicate
Chemical Composition: SiO2
Color: Red, white, yellow, brown and black
Crystal System: Hexagonal/Trigonal
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. “Picasso” Red Jasper is from a small deposit in Peru.
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.
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. Picasso Jasper is a wonderful example of true Jasper, its various colors and markings each signify a different foreign inclusion.
Mining: Jasper is 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.
History of Picasso 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. One of the most famous types is Red Jasper. It can be a solid brick red color, or it can be mixed with other colors, at which point it is often called Brecciated Jasper. Picasso Jasper is a trade-name for a form of Red/Brecciated Jasper found in Peru.
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.
So-called “Picasso Jasper” is a type of Red/Brecciated Jasper. It is mainly red, but mixed with pink and white. The colors and random patterns on this stone are evocative of Pablo Picasso’s rose period (1904-1906), a time of joy and romance in the artist’s youth.
Photos: “Acrobat & Young Harlequin“
Ethically Sourced Red “Picasso” Jasper
The Miners tumble and polish their own stock.
The Miners sells directly to Moonrise Crystals.
Moonrise Crystals sells directly to you.
The Supply Chain
The Supply Chain is exceptionally short and clean.
The Mine and Lapidary are located in the same country.
The Mine and Lapidary are owned by the same family.
This Red “Picasso” Jasper comes from a small family-owned mine in southern Peru.
It causes only minor environmental damage and has safe conditions for workers.
Learn More: Ethical Mining
This Red “Picasso” Jasper was polished in Lima, Peru.
The business is owned by a pair of brothers, one manages the mine, while the other manages the lapidary.
Factory workers have safe conditions and are paid fairly.
The business is also the direct-importer & sells exclusively at large gem shows.
Learn More: Ethical Lapidary
I first met the owner of the mine and lapidary in 2014 at the Gem and Mineral Show in Tucson, Arizona. At that time, he was set up with a single table and the only major Gem Show he attended was in Tucson. While most lapidaries sell their tumbled stone in pre-packaged bags by the pound or kilo, this seller allowed me to cherry pick through his stock and buy only the best. Since then, his spot in Tucson has expanded to four tables under a tent and he now sells at two of the major European shows. It has been fun to watch our businesses grow.
In 2018, I asked the owner if he would be willing to help connect me with a rural school in Peru near his mine. I told him that I wanted to “give back” to the communities that provided these beautiful crystals. He was pleased by my request and later that year introduced me to the principle of a suitable Peruvian school. We hope to begin supporting this school in the 2019-2020 school year.
Safe Handling of Jasper
Red “Picasso” Jasper Heart
Color: Mostly red, with white and/or pink inclusions. This is a 100% natural stone, so minor variations are part of their unique beauty.
Size: 2.75 x 2.5 x 1 inch
Weight: 5.5 – 6 oz
Shipping: Next business day – Domestic First Class averages 3-7 days. International First Class averages 2-3 weeks.
More Information: Explore Red “Picasso” Jasper’s mineralogy and history
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