This Blue Sea Sediment and Apple Jasper Necklace is accompanied by Opalite and Pyrite and measures 18 3/4" from end to end, including clasp.
Jasper, a form of chalcedony, is an opaque, impure variety of silica, a microcrystalline variety of quartz and is usually red, yellow, brown or green in color. This one is blue. The name means "spotted or speckled stone", and is derived via Old French jaspre. Jasper is known as the “supreme nurturer”. It sustains and supports through times of stress, and brings tranquility and wholeness. Jasper stimulates the imagination and transforms ideas into action and is believed to prolong sexual pleasure. This jasper is also called sea sediment or variscite jasper.
Red or Poppy Jasper refers to the reddish variation of brecciated jasper. It as the other jaspers is a stone of protection. Red Jasper is called a stone of fairness and justice because mystical lore claims it will decrease unjustness and helps to aid in unfair situations. It is also told to aid with dream work, and enhance dream recall. Metaphysically it is purported to have a stabilizing effect, and can help one take all one's energy and use it in a more balanced manner. Red or Poppy jasper, legend tells us, is said to bring joy into life, acting somewhat like adrenaline, waking up and energizing areas of the body that appear to be sleeping. It is believe to encourage a deep connection with life and of the earth. Still have any questions about jasper? HeeHeeHee - Just kidding...
Opalite is a synthetic opalised glass. These are the light blue cubes.
The mineral Pyrite is an iron sulfide. The name is derived from the Greek πυρίτης (puritēs) ‘in fire’ due to its color and its ability to emit sparks when struck with steel . Pyrite is a very protective stone, shielding the user from negative energy of all kinds. Pyrite strengthens mental abilities and awareness of higher forms of knowledge.
There are just four tiny 'red coral' Austrian crystals adorning the middle jasper pendant bead. Swarovski is the brand name for a range of cut crystal (a particular type of glass that is not actually a crystal) and related luxury products produced by Swarovski AG of Wattens, Austria.