Red Jasper belongs to Calcedony varieties and it is one of Quartz group of minerals. One of the components in Red Jasper is Silica and its opaque. In addition to Silica, it is common for Red Jasper to contain components such as Pyrolusite, Clay and Calcite. There are many possible varieties of Jasper and it can be found in colors like yellow, brown, green, red and blue. Red color of Jasper is formed when it has iron inclusions. Archaeological findings indicate that Red Jasper was used for many years. It was a common material to make seals circa, bow drills and various amulets for protection.
Most jewelry pieces today contain Red Jasper in its natural form. Unlike many other gemstones, Red Jasper is rarely enhanced or treated in any way. It is affordable gemstone for all jewelry enthusiasts as resourced of Red Jasper are found in many locations. Countries with the largest resources of this gem are USA, Madagascar, India, Canada, Brazil, Australia and Egypt.
Separate colors of Jasper can be used for different chakras. Red Jasper in particular is mostly used to enhance Root Chakra. Stimulating this Chakra can help to ensure smooth energy flow to other chakras. A person who has Red Jasper piece can enjoy benefits like calm nerves, less stress and more positive aura. It is recommended to have this gem around when you need more energy and motivation. It is also easier achieve life goals or make life decisions, because Red Jasper helps individuals to be more focused.