The red oak leaves are starting to land on my porch, which reminds me that autumn is on its way and leaves will soon be turning colors. Before we know it, we’ll be surrounded by hues of greens, golds, oranges, and reds. Jasper, the stone I’m featuring this month, comes in the colors of autumn and then some.
Jasper is the zodiacal stone for Leo, Virgo (the September sign) and Scorpio. It is said to have properties that can be both invigorating and stabilizing. It generates an even rhythmic pulse and has been known to improve the sense of smell and overcome depression. Other conditions it is known to aid range from digestion and stomach problems to blood disorders.
Red Creek Jasper comes from China and is named for the stream that runs through the are of the turquoise mine in China in which it was discovered. It is softer than other quartz-based stones and can have a granite-like appearance. The soft, sensual shades remind me of butter, mustard, olive, and cooked lobster with delicate tracings of licorice. Are you getting hungry? Well, you’ll have to settle for feasting your eyes on this Red Creek Jasper pendant…one of my favorites.
I just finished this Dalmation Jasper necklace with matte black onyx beads. The black and white spots on the stone are highlighted by the sterling wire-wrapped setting. You can tell where it gets its name from.
I love the look of these raw stones. I have an assortment of different Jaspers waiting to be turned into something fantastic. I am happy to make a custom piece out of any of these stones. I have many, many more available to turn into a one-of-a-kind piece just for you. Message me to schedule your personal consultation.