Red Bend Jasper Beads
These beads remind us of the gorgeous North Carolina red clay. Red Bend Jasper beads are gorgeous, colorful blends of saffron reds and sunbaked adobe. Thin striations and swirling bands characterize this type of jasper.
The red color of this stone likely comes from hematite inclusions. 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.