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 Jasper, Picasso Gemstone Properties 

Design Possibilities

Like a Picasso painting, this unique jasper with its wide streaks of black, grey and occasional red has an abstract, modernistic look. Found in Utah, Picasso jasper is as mesmerizing as a painting that demands your attention. Part of its fascination is the tension: the boldness of black, the passive quietness of grey, the exciting energy of red all swept together. String these beads in multiple strands with other black or grey-toned beads for a look that's formal and distinctive. Personally, I think Picasso jasper calls for a red dress to wear it with, a combination that is refined and simultaneously sizzling. It's a look guaranteed to get other people's attention.

Metaphysical/Healing Properties

Celebrate life. Put on your high heels and that long sleek dress (or kick them both off) and dance a little. That's what this gemstone calls for. It says wake up. It reminds us that it isn't only later than we think, it's also earlier. We still have time to "live a little". That's Picasso jasper's message. We enjoy life more when we don't ignore it.
Mineral InformationSilicate, chalcedony, quartz group
Chemical CompositionSiO2
ColorGrey or black with streaks of grey, black and red
Hardness6-1/2 - 7
Specific Gravity2.58-2.91
Refractive Index1.54 approx.

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**Please note that all metaphysical or healing properties listed are collected from various sources. This information is offered as a service and not meant to treat medical conditions. Fire Mountain Gems and Beads® does not guarantee the validity of any of these statements.

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