Jasper, Leopardskin Gemstone Properties

Design Possibilities

Tawny, supple, sinuous, graceful-all words we associate with the leopard-and with the way you can feel when you wear jewelry that features leopardskin jasper. This is just one of a multitude of fascinating jaspers found all over the world. In fact, jasper comes in so many unique forms, many are named for their locations. In Oregon alone, we have Rogueite from the Rogue River, Biggs jasper from Biggs, Ochoco jasper from Ochoco Lake, and Owyhee jasper from the Owyhee River gorge. None is more intriguing than this unusual golden-tawny stone with its intricate brown leopard skin markings. Don't clutter the world you put it in. I like this jasper with rich browns or greys which heighten its fascinating "animal nature." You can be certain, like the leopard itself, wherever it appears, leopardskin jasper will have everyone's immediate and undivided attention.

Metaphysical/Healing Properties

Not surprisingly, leopardskin jasper's spiritual values are very connected to the physical body. It is credited with supporting and strengthening the spine and thigh muscles, giving us the strength to take action gracefully and powerfully. It serves as a reminder of the oneness we have with the natural world around us. It's all there together: a gemstone that takes its beauty and strength from an animal and passes its power on to us when we wear it.

Mineral Information Silicate, chalcedony, quartz group
Chemical Composition SiO2
Color Gray-brown-tawny with gold/brown markings
Hardness 6-1/2 - 7
Specific Gravity 2.62
Refractive Index 2.58-2.91

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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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