Landscape Jasper stone is distinguished by its brown colour, which can show superimposed or intertwined striations of different tones. Landscape jasper is also called picture jasper, scenic jasper or Kalahari Desert jasper because of its sandy colour which suggests ancient landscapes. Its etymology comes from the Greek “iaspis” and the Latin “jaspidem” meaning “speckled”. Deeply anchored to the Earth, it is a sacred rock of protection throughout the world. Known since the beginning of time for its magical virtues, it seems to hold ancient secrets.
Jasper has always been revered by all ancient civilizations and used as an ornamental material for decorating and making ornaments and ritual objects. Their name has been transcribed into Arabic, Persian, Hebrew, Assyrian, Greek and Latin. Landscape jasper has been used, among other things, to make jewellery and seals in Greece according to archaeological excavations. In Prehistoric times, it was used to design tools, notably in France, the jasper of Brittany or the jasper of Fontmaure. In the Middle Ages, Christians used red jasper or “blood jasper” to engrave scenes of the crucifixion. It was then called the “Martyrs’ Stone” because of its blood-like stains created by the iron oxide in its composition. In Bohemia, it was used to decorate the facades of chapels or churches and to design decorative objects such as cups and vases in Italy, France and Russia.
In the jasper family, landscape jasper is distinguished by its brown coloration, which evokes an ancient landscape. Its composition is common to the others, namely extremely high silica content with a presence of quartz, chalcedony and iron. Depending on its mineral composition, it comes in various shapes and figures. Its infinite colours can vary from gold tones to black, brown, reddish, blue, beige and ivory. This is what sometimes makes it difficult to identify an ore belonging to this family. Its uniqueness lies in its highly polished aspect, much less bright than others.
The most popular mineral of the jasper family is blood jasper, also called heliotrope. It is characterized by its bright red solid colour, in its purest composition. Its appearance can also be subtly mottled with emerald green. Wear this natural handcrafted heart-shaped or rolled type pendant for sale individually, ideal for enjoying the numerous virtues of jasper.
Landscape jasper stone is composed of more than 80% silica, belonging to the group of monocrystalline quartzes. It is non-fluorescent because it does not contain detrital quartz. Jasper is relatively hard, its hardness being 6.5-7 on Mohs scale. Of volcanic or sedimentary origin, jasper is very rich in impurities. Green or red jaspers, a mineral form composed of opaque stalactites, originate from the primary formation. The secondary formations are more mottled or banded, mostly composed of more transparent agates. Considered common, this mineral is found in abundance in many deposits around the world, the best known of which are in Brazil, Uruguay, Madagascar, the Urals (Russia) and the United States.
Deeply anchored to the Earth, landscape jasper can help spiritually to identify sources of energy, for example, to position a house or a new building. This mineral is indispensable for all ritual practices and magical ceremonies that involve the elemental forces of the Earth. It encourages spirituality and is beneficial to meditation, helping to align meridians and chakras. Its powerful earth energy of comforting warmth brings harmony and spiritual rest.
Landscape jasper stone call for our creativity. Indeed, it inspires the creative visualization necessary to overcome artistic blockages. Landscape jasper also encourages initiative in the field of commercial activity. Wearing jasper over a long period of time can instil self-confidence, creative vision and support when starting a business. An outstanding soothing stone, picture jasper is a must-have at home or at work as it is ideal for meditation or to reduce the pollution of earth radiation. It can also help temper overly emotional people or soothe an overflow of emotion. It acts on all the chakras but especially on the frontal chakra and the solar plexus chakra.
Landscape jasper stone helps with fortification, providing radiant regenerative energy for the wounds of body and mind. It brings vitality to the body in case of prolonged illness or hospitalization. At the same time, it helps to block the resurgence of these wounds. You can use it to reduce or stop smoking. It gradually removes harmful toxins from the system. It strengthens willpower and determination and can remove the emotional mechanisms that trigger the urge to resume smoking.
Physically, it can help regulate digestive disorders by soothing heartburn, nausea and ulcers. It supports the natural functioning of the pancreas and liver. An excellent immune system stimulant, it can help fight infections. It is therefore recommended in case of convalescence to promote the work of recovery. Minerals Kingdoms offers natural stone jewellery entirely handmade with raw minerals and natural stone objects for sale individually.