It is said that chaos in the world brings uneasiness, but it allows the opportunity for creativity and growth. Well, if it’s chaos you are looking for then look no further than Veined Jasper! It is the epitome of chaos, brought to you by Mother Nature herself. It’s probably not for everyone, especially those who love uniformity in their designs, but here at Charming Beads we love it.  Bring on the chaos we say!

Appearance

Veined Jasper is a trade name for a wonderfully unique Onyx Marble with messy scribbly criss-crossing grey to black lines on a white to cream background. You can also find it on the market under various other guises such as Net Jasper, Spiderweb Jasper and Silk Stone. The overall effect of Vein Jasper is quite startling, and you can create some very interesting jewellery pieces with this stone. Use it as a starting point for a crazy design and see where it leads you to!

Found

Veined Jasper is a stunning stone that predominantly comes from North American deposits. Most of the beads currently on the market originated in Mexico or the Southwestern United States.

History

Veined Jasper is a type of Marble Onyx stone which is considered semi-precious, in part due to its composition and attractive patterns. Onyx has been used for numerous things throughout history, interestingly as part of superstitions e.g Ancient Romans would often enter battle wearing Onyx amulets believing it would bring them extra protection. One wonders what their counterparts would think if they had used this ‘Veined Jasper’ version of Onyx!?

Uses

Veined Jasper makes stunning beads and cabochons for use in jewellery-making as well as tumble stones. It can also be used for decorative items such as bowls, prisms, spheres and wands.

Physical

Veined Jasper is a form of Onyx Marble, which itself is a form of Chalcedony, a microcrystalline Quartz formed in the gas cavities of lava. Its multi-layered structure is like that of Agate. The soft nature of the stone (a hardness of only 4 on the MOHS scale) makes it an ideal choice for use in short necklaces and earring designs that are protected from heavy abuse.

Metaphysical

Veined Jasper is said to be a stone that boasts of beauty and healing properties that speak about interconnectedness to the universe, and all its vibrations and processes. Aside from its rejuvenating properties, Veined Jasper is considered a stone that gives one plenty of protective energies, helping to drive away evil, negativity, and bad vibrations. It is believed that it will guard oneself against the negativity of other people so that one will not be influenced by them.