This Picture Jasper specimen from Idaho was cut, hand-ground, and polished into a 6.4 pound, 5 inch polished sphere. This is a natural stone, with no enhancements.
Of note: All of our spheres come from natural stones that have been formed over millions of years. Polishing enhances the natural occurring colors. Please note that the cut and polish may not remove all inclusions, natural lines or indentations. This is normal and part of the natural material.
Picture Jasper is a form of Jasper with scenic picture-like formations. Jasper is an opaque variety of Chalcedony, and is usually associated with brown, yellow, or reddish colors, but may be used to describe other opaque colors of Chalcedony such as dark or mottled green, orange, and black.
Jasper is almost always multicolored, with unique color patterns and habits. The appeal of Jasper is its interesting color patterns and formations. Though it can be a solid color, it is most often mottled, spotted, ringed, or striped. Each Jasper has a unique color or pattern, lending this gemstone much variety.
- Picture Jasper is thought to boost the immune system and to cleanse toxins and pollutants from the body. It is particularly fortifying to the kidneys, stomach and intestines, and may be used to balance the mineral content of the body. It may aid in treating the bowel, hernia and prostate, and conditions such as chronic constipation, IBS and obesity. [Melody, 348[Hall, 156, 158][Hall En, 200][Eason, 298][Gienger, 51]
- Picture Jasper is considered beneficial for healing skin disorders and alleviating allergies, especially when caused by chemicals or chronic lung diseases. [Melody, 348][Eason, 298][Hall, 156][Gienger, 51]