Poppy Jasper Beads
Poppy Jasper gemstone beads are a dramatic red, just like their namesake flower. These beads would be perfect for a summertime design!
Poppy Jasper is a trade name for a dramatic red coloration of orbicular jasper. Orbicular jaspers have orb-like inclusions of quartz or feldspar. Poppy jaspers are mined in California. 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.