Handcrafted Owyhee Jasper Jewelry Collection
Jasper is an opaque, impure variety of silica, usually red, yellow, brown or green in color; and rarely blue. The common red color is due to iron(III) inclusions. The name Jasper means "spotted or speckled stone", and is derived from an old French word, jaspre. The unique color patterns, along with hardness, distinguishes Jasper from all other gemstones. Jasper comes in a variety of names and is often named for either its pattern or its location of origin. Jasper is common and found worldwide. Important deposits exist in India, Russia, Kazakhstan, Indonesia, Egypt, Madagascar, Australia, Brazil, Venezuela, Uruguay and the United States.
Owyhee Jasper is a form of Jasper with scenic picture formations found near the Owyhee Mountains in Oregon. It is said to assist in the healing of animals, foster connection to Earth and ones natural senses, and enhancing personal flexibility.