Price is per 16-inch strand of these beautiful, tiny heishi beads - each measure 6mm x 4mm, about 96 beads to the strand.
Jasper is a crystalline variety of quartz that contains up to 20% foreign material. This is what determines the
stones multicolor, striped, or spotted appearance. Jasper was highly valued in ancient times, not only for its
beauty, but also for the reputed magical and medicinal properties. In France jasper ornaments date back
two-millennia, Babylonians used in for seals twelve-hundred years ago, and in India it has been used for
jewelry and building for centuries.
Jasper is known as the "Patron stone of counselors and healers". Being very healing and balancing, it was used for many
different medications - like grinding into a powder to treat gall bladder and kidney disease. Ancient people used jasper to
relieve pain, especially childbirth. Jasper is reported to sooth the nerves and to treat the kidneys, spleen, bladder, liver and
Red jasper is an intensely protective stone, stabilizing the aura and bringing contentment - even said to assist astral travel
during meditation. Poppy jasper is dark red with black flecks and thought to heal allergies to animals. Picture jasper is pale
brown with darker patterns - named from pictures formed by patterns caused by trapped fossilizes algae. Picture jasper helps
to evaluate life's issues and develop business pursuits leading to increase. Fancy jasper is creamy brown with lavender or
green swirls. Believed to clear the mind, bring tranquility and eliminate worry and depression. And green jasper is thought to
be lucky in monetary trades.