Polychrome Jasper, also known as Desert Jasper, is a dense, microcrystalline variety of Chalcedony found by geologists in 2006 in Madagascar. It is a distant relative of Agate and is sometimes referred to as having an Agate-like appearance.It typically forms from the deposition of Iron Oxide on a cavity wall within a volcanic rock or ash-flow tuff. This creates small fibers that mix into the surrounding material giving Polychrome Jasper its distinctive appearance.
Polychrome Jasper stabilises and balances our emotions. It is a grounding and protective stone that can help to soothe our nerves, reduce fear and lessen insecurity. It seems to generate an ancient and earthy energy, which helps us to relax and find our own sense of balance. Polychrome Jasper stimulates courage by resonating with the Root Chakra, providing strength and vitality. To harness the energy of courage from your Polychrome Jasper, hold the stone in your hand during meditation or carry it with you in times of need.
Jasper is known as the “supreme nurturer”. It sustains and supports through times of stress, and brings tranquility and wholeness. Jasper provides protection and absorbs negative energy. It balances yin and yang.