Cherry Creek Jasper Polished Stone
Lovely Cherry Creek Jasper, the colorful jasper found in Mainland China also known as Red Creek Jasper or Picasso Jasper.
This piece is sliced and polished on one side, left natural rough everywhere else.
The polished rock is 5.25 inches wide by 2.5 inches tall and 2.25 inches at its thickest.
The polished face has some natural surface flaws. The piece weighs 1.5 lbs. and could be recut.
Jasper is a member of the Chalcedony family. Chalcedony (kal SED' nee) is any form of microcrystalline quartz, where the crystals are too small to be seen without high magnification. Jasper usually refers to an opaque stone, with a solid color or an irregular display of colors caused by various mineral impurities. The named is derived from the Greek word that means "spotted stone". Most Jaspers get their name from either their location or their appearance.
Metaphysical Properties: Jasper is said to have a stabilizing effect, and help one take all one's energy and use it in a balanced manner. Though different Jaspers may have specific powers, generally all Jaspers are good for relaxation and restoring energy. It is also said to be a stone that helps in all areas of survival, and is a very protective stone.