JASPER, an opaque and colorful variety of chalcedony

VARIETY INFORMATION:

  • VARIETY OF: Crypto-crystalline Quartz , SiO2
  • USES: Gemstone and ornamental stone.
  • COLOR: black and/or white
  • HARDNESS: 7
  • CLEAVAGE: none
  • CRYSTAL SYSTEM: none visible (actual crystals are microscopic)
  • For natural Jasper mineral specimens see our For Sale or Sold lists

Jasper is a colorful variety of chalcedony (cryptocrystalline quartz). The name "jasper" means "spotted or speckled stone." It is a fine-grained quartz whose crystals are too small to see. Jasper may be the result of metamorphic processes on quartz deposits, as the different colors often show flow patterns.

Picture jasper is a variety whose scenes (a human interpretation of the patterns resulting from multiple colors preserved in the specimen) are appealing, often reminiscent of sunsets or distant mountains.

Jasper is only one of several chalcedony (cryptocrystalline quartz) varieties. The primary varieties are as follows:

  • Agate is a banded variety (sometimes with translucent bands)
  • Bloodstone is green with red speckles
  • Carnelian is yellow to orange
  • Chrysoprase is green
  • Flint is generally black with a fibrous microscopic structure
  • Jasper is any colorful chalcedony
  • Onyx is black, white, or alternating black and white
  • Sard is yellow to brown
  • Sardonyx is banded, alternating sard and (usually white) onyx
Jasper Jewelry - Hover over an item for more information
Chunky Violet Jasper Necklace - Nest - Violet
NestChunky Violet Jasper NecklaceDetails22-karat yellow gold-plated brass.Freeform violet jasper.Double-strand drop.Lobster clasp.19inL; approx. 4in drop.Made in the USA of imported material.Only $375.00 at Neiman Marcus
no photoChunky Violet Jasper Necklace - Nest - Violet
$375.00
Neiman Marcus
Silvertone Doubled Shark Tooth Necklace, Jasper/Rhodonite - Givenchy - Multi colors
GivenchySilvertone Doubled Shark Tooth Necklace, Jasper/RhodoniteDetailsGleaming silvertone metal necklace by Givenchy.Double-sided pendant features logo detail, variegated ocean jasper and rhodonite shark tooth encased in ridged setting.Doubled...Only $1,145.00 at Neiman Marcus
no photoSilvertone Doubled Shark Tooth Necklace, Jasper/Rhodonite - Givenchy - Multi colors
$1,145.00
Neiman Marcus
Mother of Pearl & Jasper Beaded Wrap Bracelet, Green - Nakamol - Green
NakamolMother of Pearl & Jasper Beaded Wrap Bracelet, GreenDetailsNakamol beaded leather wrap bracelet.Approx. 32 1/2in to 35inL; wraps around wrist five times.Approx. 1/4inW (single strand).Mother of pearl, jasper, Czech crystal and golden...Only $50.00 at Neiman Marcus
no photoMother of Pearl & Jasper Beaded Wrap Bracelet, Green - Nakamol - Green
$50.00
Neiman Marcus
Chunky Light Pink Jasper Necklace - Nest - Light pink
NestChunky Light Pink Jasper NecklaceDetailsThree strands of pink, organically shaped, variegated jasper beads.22-karat yellow gold-plated brass lobster clasp.Approximately 20inL with 4in drop.Only $375.00 at Neiman Marcus
no photoChunky Light Pink Jasper Necklace - Nest - Light pink
$375.00
Neiman Marcus
Kinshasa Lucite, Jasper, and Crystal Clip-On Earrings - Alexis Bittar
Alexis BittarKinshasa Lucite, Jasper, and Crystal Clip-On EarringsDetailsAlexis Bittar clip-on earrings from the Lucite Kinshasa Collection.Golden-plated metal.Faceted jasper.Pave Swarovski baguettes.Hand-sculpted, hand-painted Lucite drops.Clip backs...Only $275.00 at Neiman Marcus
no photoKinshasa Lucite, Jasper, and Crystal Clip-On Earrings - Alexis Bittar
$275.00
Neiman Marcus
Quartz & Jasper Chandelier Earrings - Devon Leigh - Teal
Devon LeighQuartz & Jasper Chandelier EarringsDetails18-karat yellow gold-plated brass scrollwork.14-karat yellow gold fill French wire backs.Animal-print jasper beads.Hydroquartz teardrop.4 1/4inL.Made in USA.Designer About Devon Leigh:Winner of the...Only $395.00 at Neiman Marcus
no photoQuartz & Jasper Chandelier Earrings - Devon Leigh - Teal
$395.00
Neiman Marcus
Chunky Jasper Necklace, Black - Nest - Black
NestChunky Jasper Necklace, BlackDetailsTwo strands of organically shaped, variegated black jasper beads.22-karat yellow gold-plated lobster clasp.Approximately 20inL.Made in USA.Only $395.00 at Neiman Marcus
no photoChunky Jasper Necklace, Black - Nest - Black
$395.00
Neiman Marcus
Chunky Emerald Jasper Necklace - Nest
NestChunky Emerald Jasper NecklaceDetailsNest necklace with mother-of-pearl petals on hand-knotted silk thread.22-karat yellow gold-plated lobster clasp, Nest logo charm, and chain extender.19inL with 3in extender.Made in USA.About Nest Jewelry: The...Only $395.00 at Neiman Marcus
no photoChunky Emerald Jasper Necklace - Nest
$395.00
Neiman Marcus
Rainbow Jasper & Citrine Necklace - Devon Leigh - Gold
Devon LeighRainbow Jasper & Citrine NecklaceDetailsDevon Leigh seamlessly melds together naturalistic motifs and modern sensibilities, making versatile pieces that you can have for a lifetime. This lightweight necklace is no exception-the gold-plated...Only $495.00 at Neiman Marcus
no photoRainbow Jasper & Citrine Necklace - Devon Leigh - Gold
$495.00
Neiman Marcus
22k Yellow Gold Plate & Blue Jasper Drop Earrings - Nest - Blue
Nest22k Yellow Gold Plate & Blue Jasper Drop EarringsDetails22-karat yellow gold plate.Hammered disc drop.Blue jasper nuggets.French wire backs.3inL.Only $175.00 at Neiman Marcus
no photo22k Yellow Gold Plate & Blue Jasper Drop Earrings - Nest - Blue
$175.00
Neiman Marcus
22k Yellow Gold Plate & Pink Jasper Drop Earrings - Nest - Pink
Nest22k Yellow Gold Plate & Pink Jasper Drop EarringsDetails22-karat yellow gold plate.Hammered disc drop.Pink jasper nuggets.French wire backs.3inL.Only $131.00 at Neiman Marcus
no photo22k Yellow Gold Plate & Pink Jasper Drop Earrings - Nest - Pink
$131.00
Neiman Marcus
Art Smith by BARSE Green & Yellow Gemstone Bracelet, Womens
Like a bright spring day, this green and yellow bracelet will lift your spirits. Green aventurine is complemented by yellow citrine and jasper for a lovely look. Metal: BrassStones: Color-enhanced green aventurineOther Stones: Genuine yellow citrine,...Only $49.99 at jcpenney
no photoArt Smith by BARSE Green & Yellow Gemstone Bracelet, Womens
$49.99
jcpenney
Single-Strand Blue Jasper Chunky Necklace - Nest - Turqouise/Blue
NestSingle-Strand Blue Jasper Chunky NecklaceDetailsHandcrafted Nest necklace.Blue and turquoise colored jasper chunks hand-knotted on silk thread.37 1/2inL.Slip-on style.Made in USA.Only $375.00 at Neiman Marcus
no photoSingle-Strand Blue Jasper Chunky Necklace - Nest - Turqouise/Blue
$375.00
Neiman Marcus
Multi-Row Jasper Bar Necklace, Green
Three rows of beads on this graduated necklace are sure to raise the bar for your style. Metal: Gold-tone metalStones: Multicolor beadsOther material: Waxed ropeClosure: Lobster claspDimensions: 16 with 2 extenderJewelry photos are enlarged to show...Only $33.60 at jcpenney
no photoMulti-Row Jasper Bar Necklace, Green
$33.60
jcpenney
Novica The Siriporn Artisan Onyx and Jasper Midnight Orchid Wrap Bracelet 186021
Novica The Siriporn Artisan Onyx and Jasper Midnight Orchid Wrap Bracelet Novica, in association with National Geographic, searches the world to work directly with the finest artisan designers. Thailand's Siriporn orchestrates a dramatic harmony of...Only $49.33 at Wayfair
no photoNovica The Siriporn Artisan Onyx and Jasper Midnight Orchid Wrap Bracelet 186021
$49.33
Wayfair
 


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