Jasper stones are members of the Chalcedony family of gemstones. Chalcedony (kal SED' nee) is any form of microcrystalline quartz, where the crystals are too small to be seen without high magnification. However, in the rock world, only the translucent or transparent, single color types are sold as "chalcedony stones". Most of the other semi-precious stones fall under the Agate or Jasper category.
Jasper is considered a semi-precious stone. It usually refers to an opaque stone, with a solid color or an irregular display of colors caused by various mineral impurities.
The name Jasper is derived from the Greek word that means “spotted stone”.
Jaspers are found all over the world, with certain colors or patterns unique to particular localities.
All Jasper cabochons take an excellent polish, are trouble free to care for, and hardy enough for all jewelry stones.
Most Jasper stones are named after their colors or their appearance (for instance Poppy Jasper or Dalmatian Jasper), or from where they are found (Mookaite Jasper or Owyhee Jasper).
Jasper was a favorite in the ancient world, and can be traced back in Hebrew, Assyrian, Persian, Greek & Latin. People of the 4th century called it a "rain-bringer". It was used to drive away evil spirits and protect against snake and spider bites.
Metaphysical Properties: Jasper is said to have a stabilizing effect, and help one take all one's energy and use it in a balanced manner. It is also said to be a stone that helps in all areas of survival and is a very protective stone.
These stones have been handpicked from the earth on our uncountable rock-hounding excursions. Along with family and friends who choose only the finest quality stones with you in mind.
Mike & Gord do the lapidary (cabbing) work along with family and friends when available, they work daily to bring us fresh new colors and designs.
Rhodonite can assist one in discovering one's true passion, and learning brand new skills to enhance that passion, if necessary. Rhodonite encourages people to find ways to be of service to humanity and helps to draw in synchronization related to this goal. Rhodonite can enhance power in those who have truly altruistic intentions.
Rhodonite is a Heart and Root Chakra stone that helps one to process energies in these areas more efficiently. Use Rhodonite as a stone of power, to bring strength and vitality to the body and spirit so they can support higher vibrations needed for personal evolution.
Physically, Rhodonite is believed to support detoxification and healing of the organs, especially the liver. Rhodonite is a good stone to help healing ailments of the heart, lungs, and nervous system, and is also used to reduce swelling and inflammation. Tumbled Rhodonite can also be used to stimulate the metabolism. Use Rhodonite when feeling panicked and/or anxious.
Metaphysical Properties: Healing with Rhodonite. Rhodonite is a stone of compassion, an emotional balancer that clears away emotional wounds and scars from the past, and that nurtures love. It stimulates, clears and activates the heart. Rhodonite grounds energy, balances yin-yang, and aids in achieving one's highest potential.
Agates are a member of the Chalcedony family of semi precious gemstones. Chalcedony (kal SED' nee) is any form of microcrystalline quartz, where the crystals are too small to be seen without high magnification. However, in the rock world, only the translucent or transparent, single color types are sold as "chalcedony". Most of the other stones fall under the agate or jasper category.
Agate is defined by its translucency (ability to see light through it), and by its clearly defined pattern or banding of multiple colors. Agate was named from where it was first found - by the River Achates (now called the river Drillo) in Sicily.
Agates are found all over the world, with certain colors or patterns unique to particular localities. All Agate cabochons take an excellent polish, are trouble free to care for, and hardy enough for all jewelry uses. They have a hardness of about 7 on the Moh's Scale.
Most Agates are named after their colors or their appearance, or from where they are found. Crazy Lace Agate and Moss Agate are named for their appearance. Brazilian Agate and Montana Agate are both named for their locality.
In many traditions agate cabochons are believed to cure the stings of scorpions and the bites of snakes, soothe the mind, prevent contagion, quiet thunder and lightning, secure the favor of the powerful, and bring victory over enemies.
Metaphysical Properties: It cleanses and stabilises the aura, eliminating and transforming negativity. Agate enhances mental function, improving concentration, perception and analytical abilities. It soothes and calms, healing inner anger or tension and creates a sense of security and safety.