This earthtone Green Zebra Jasper necklace is adorned with Onyx, Bronzite and Jade and measures approximately 19 1/2".
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. 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.
Onyx is a banded variety of chalcedony, its bands ranging in a wide array of colors. It is a strength-giving stone, adding confidence and useful for athletes or people under stress.
Jade is an ornamental stone. The English word jade is derived from the Spanish term piedra de ijada (frst recorded in 1565) or "loin stone", from its reputed efficacy in curing ailments in the loins and kidneys. Jade is a symbol of serenity and purity. It signifies wisdom gathered in tranquility. It increases love and nurturing.
Bronzite is a variety of enstatite, believed to be a common part of meteorites, which has acquired a bronze-like sub-metallic luster on the cleavage surfaces.