Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Jasper Gemstone

Jasper Gemstone is seen in many varieties and in a wide range of colors including red, green, yellow, black and brown. It often contains organic material and mineral oxides which give it interesting patterns, bands and colors. There are several popular varieties of Jasper with fancy names like the leopard skin, poppy, fancy, Dalmatian, rainbow, orbicular, royal plume, Ocean jasper etc. This is an ornamental gemstone and is used to make fancy jewelry. Jasper is found in many countries. It is sometimes used to create bowls, carvings and other objects and to adorn buildings. Jasper is one of the birth stones listed for the Sun Sign of Virgo. It is also the Mystical birthstone for the month of October.

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