Blue Sea Sediment Jasper nugget pendant (2-1/4" long)
Gorgeous conversation piece! Previously labeled Variscite, this stone has proven to be somewhat of a mystery. We know that it is a natural jasper-like material, but no one in the market knows what to call it yet. “Impression Jasper” has become the accepted trade name, but the scientific name has yet to be identified.
This stone has become very popular in the market for its beautiful green/blue color and sandy matrix pattern. It also may be found listed as Blue Sea Sediment stone or Aqua Terra Jasper.
Sea Sediment Jasper is derived from the Anglo-French term “Jasper” meaning “spotted stone.” Jasper is usually formed from old sediments or volcanic ash flows that have been (and at times replaced) with silica. Usually featuring delightful spider web patterns incorporating a multitude of light to dark color hues.
Jasper, in general, is known as a nurturing stone. It ranges in color from Reds, Yellows, Greens, Browns and Oranges. There are several different varieties of Jasper.
It is considered a Power Stone and a Protection Stone. Jasper gives one the courage to speak out and be independent. Because it is a stone of the earth, it is a very "grounding" stone.
All Jaspers have excellent protective energies, but they do not give the "quick energy lift" that some other stones do. Although it is a power stone, it is also a gentle stone that brings peace, relaxation, tranquility, comfort, a sense of wholeness and healing. Jasper is used to psychically assist with astral travel. In crystal healing, jasper is used for the liver, gallbladder, stomach ailments and balancing male/female, yin/yang energies.
When you think of the phrase "Solid as a Rock" Jasper comes to mind. It is a stone that works slowly, providing constant, slow, deliberate energy, especially good in time of needed change without the chaos a total upheaval would cause. It is a good stone for working with shy or timid people who need change.
Because it is a nurturing stone this makes it a good stone for the healers to use on the behalf of others, such as in counseling or therapy, with addictions or compulsive behavior or when you or others need to gather up strength for the battles ahead. It can align all the chakras and balance yin yang energies and it is stabilizing and healing.
It provides protection from other people, forces and even from yourself! It can keep you from getting carried away, or lead astray, and being diverted from your goals. Jasper helps to give you courage in preparation for conflict, either physical or emotional.