Brecciated Jasper Beads
The creativity and diversity of nature is on full display with these brecciated jasper beads! This stone is composed of many stone fragments, cemented together by the intense heat and pressure of the Earth.
Brecciated Jasper often includes iron compounds, responsible for its red and banded appearance. Jasper is a combination of chalcedony and quartz, and has been used in jewelry and decorative arts for thousands of years. It was often the stone of choice among Ancient Minoan, Egyptian, and Sasanian (Persian) Empires. The name Jasper comes from old French, jaspre, meaning “speckled stone”.
Jasper is said to facilitate nurturing behaviors and benefit healing.