Brecciated Jasper Puffy Heart - 45mm
Brecciated jasper has been shaped into a heart and highly polished to show off its natural beauty. Puffy hearts make thoughtful gifts as wedding favours, valentines gifts, mother's day presents or just because.
Jasper is an opaque, impure variety of silica in the form of chalcedony or microcrystalline chert. Generally it forms near volcanic activity and the circulation of hot water is thought to be required for its formation. The deeply integrated colours of brecciated jasper come from iron oxide and organic material embedded into this form of chalcedony. Its texture can be dramatically fragmented or have smooth swirls of colours that include brick red, creams, dark chocolate brown and earthy blacks and tans.
As a healing stone brecciated jasper enhances organizational abilities, relaxation and a sense of wholeness. It aligns the chakras and balances the yin-yang, physical and emotional. It is a stone of protection and is used in particular for protection during astral travel. Brecciated jasper encourages attunement and communication with animals and can help with animal allergies, plus other allergies. It brings happiness, a good outlook on life and eases stress.
The heart has long been used as a symbol to refer to the spiritual, emotional, moral and in the past, the intellectual core of a human being. As the heart was once widely believed to be the seat of the human soul, the word heart continues to be used poetically to refer to the soul and stylized depictions of hearts are used as prevalent symbols representing love.