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 Information Silicate, chalcedony, quartz group
Chemical Composition SiO2
Color Grey or black with streaks of grey, black and red
Hardness 6-1/2 - 7
Specific Gravity 2.58-2.91
Refractive Index 1.54 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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