Red jasper

Red jasper stone meaning and healing crystal properties

Red jasper stone meaning and healing crystal properties.

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Red jasper, an aggregate of microgranular quartz or chalcedony and other mineral phases, is an opaque, impure variety of silica. The common red color is due to iron inclusions. The mineral aggregate breaks with a smooth surface and is used for ornamentation or as a gemstone. The specific gravity of jasper is typically 2.5 to 2.9.

Red jasper properties

Jasper is an opaque rock of virtually any color stemming from the mineral content of the original sediments or ash. Patterns arise during the consolidation process forming flow and depositional patterns in the original silica rich sediment or volcanic ash. Hydrothermal circulation is generally thought to be required in the formation of jasper.

Jasper can be modified by the diffusion of minerals along discontinuities providing the appearance of vegetative growth. The original materials are often fractured or distorted, after deposition, into diverse patterns, which are later filled in with other colorful minerals. Weathering, with time, will create intensely colored superficial rinds.

The classification and naming of jasper varieties presents a challenge. Terms attributed to various well-defined materials includes the geographic locality where it is found, sometimes quite restricted as a canyon, rivers and even individual mountains.

Many are fanciful, such as forest fire or rainbow, while others are descriptive, such as autumn or porcelain. A few are designated by the place of origin such as a brown Egyptian or red African.


Jasper is the main component in the silica-rich parts of banded iron formations which indicate low, but present, amounts of dissolved oxygen in the water such as during the great oxidation event or snowball earths. The red bands, typically more competent than the hematite layers surrounding it, are made of microcrystalline red chert, also called jasper.

Red jasper meaning and healing crystal properties benefits

The following section is pseudo scientific and based on cultural beliefs.

Red jasper is said to increase emotional stamina, self confidence, self-trust, emotional protection, courage, balance, calm and relaxation. The stone can also be used for increasing memory of dreams and also increasing sexual vibrancy. How to use: There are many ways to use crystals for healing and energy treatments.


What are the healing properties of red jasper?

Common healing properties of red jasper: Promotes grounding, encourages justice, stimulates intuitive insight and provides perspective into your problems and challenges, helps you to remember your dreams, aids you in asserting your personal boundaries and brings peace and calming.

Where should I put red jasper in my house?

In your home, jasper can be an excellent feng shui stone for any bagua area governed by earth or metal elements. For example, you can place two jasper hearts in the love and marriage southwest bagua area, or position a jasper bowl in the center of your home.

How can you tell if red jasper stone is real?

Red jasper is a seven on the Mohs hardness scale, so if your stone is truly red jasper, it will not be scratched by the knife. Look at the stone under a magnifying glass or microscope. The stone may contain black streaks or bands of color variations. You might also find minerals within the stone.

What chakra is red jasper crystal good for?

Jasper’s grounding energy activates the root chakra, bringing the rest of the chakras into alignment with each of the energy centers in the body.

How much does red jasper cost?

Some types such as imperial jasper and Madagascar jasper do command premium prices since they are relatively rare. In rock shops, pieces of commercial quality cut in simple shapes might be had for $5 US or less. Fine material, cut in designer forms, generally ranges between $2 and $5 US per carat.

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