Red Jasper is assigned to Quartz minerals and it is part of Chalcedony varieties. Its opaque gemstone and it contains Silica. It happens quite commonly that Jasper contains additional materials such as Clay, Pyrolusite or Calcite. Jasper can be found in variety of colors such as red, brown, yellow, green or even blue. When Jasper contains iron inclusions, it is usually Red in color. Historical findings suggest that this gem was used for thousands of years. It was used for making bow drills, seals circa, protection amulets and more. Today, it is quite rare that Jasper would be enhanced in any way. Due to this, most jewelry pieces containing this gem are completely natural and are not treated in any way. Jasper resources are found all around the world. Some of the largest mining locations are found in countries like India, Madagascar, Brazil, Canada, Egypt, Australia, USA and others.
Since Jasper stones come in different colors, they can be used for separate Chakras. Red color Jasper is the most useful for enhancing Root Chakra. Using a Jasper piece can help to stimulate energy flow from main Chakra to others. Some of the most commonly promoted benefits of Jasper are its ability to minimize stress & nerves and improve overall aura. Also, it can be helpful gem to carry around when you need extra boost of motivation and energy. A person can become more focused, which in turn can help to achieve goals easier and make better decisions.