The word Jasper is from the Greek word iaspi, which means ‘spotted stone’. Brecciated comes from the word ‘breccia’, which is a geology term used when rocks composed of broken fragments cement together to form a fine-grained matrix.
Brecciated jasper contains hematite, an iron compound, which gives it both its red tones and the dark bands. It is primarily deep red--veined or patterned with brown, black and beige--and sometimes has clear crystal inclusions. Brecciated Jasper is a natural grounding stone and an excellent negative energy deflector.
Medicinal values include an ability to strengthen the stomach and provide cures to gynecological issues. Brecciated jasper is also thought to provide mental clarity and focus to its wearer.
All red forms of Jasper are believed to be powerful stones for women, especially women who are working to understand their menstrual cycle, develop their Moon magic, or increase their confidence. It is an excellent stone of protection and for dreaming. Approximate size is: 1.25" x 1.25" (30x15mm).