This large, alluring and extremely collectible Banded Jasper Gemstone Egg was mined, sculpted and richly polished by hand to a high gloss finish in India. Highly sought after by both beginning and serious gemstone egg collectors and home decorators alike, it is an excellent example of this how this lovely opaque, semi-precious gemstone grows deep within Mother Earth.
The fascinating, whirling and subtle natural banded colors of light to medium shades of tan and brown, with a hint of terracotta make this striking Banded Jasper Gemstone Egg truly one of a kind. It will certainly make an impressive and beautiful addition to any new or existing gemstone egg collection, a wonderful Easter, or spring time display, as well as a thoughtful and sure to be treasured unique gift! And remember - gemstone eggs are perfect for use in crystal healing, chakra therapy, meditation and therapeutic massage too!
This Banded Jasper Gemstone Egg is the size of a duck's egg and measures approximately 2 13/16" L - 2" W and weighs 238 grams or 1190 carats. The crystal clear acrylic display stand is included.
Please note that this is a 100% natural, polished Banded Japser Gemstone Egg with natural banding, striations and veining, as well as some small natural flaws that occurred during the Jasper's growth process which add interesting and unique characteristics to the gemstone. Said striations, veining and natural flaws are not considered a defect, but rather a characteristic of the natural beauty and wonder of the earth's geology.
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Gemstone Information :
Chakra application depends upon the stone's color.
Metaphysical Properties: Banded Jasper is an opaque and striped variety of Chalcedony. Known as the "supreme nurturer", it acts as a reminder that one is not here on this physical plane just for oneself, but here to bring joy and substance to others. Often worn by shaman to provide protection, Jasper also protects against negativity and helps one to be grounded to the stabilizing energies of the Earth. It can be used to align the energy of the chakras, balance the yin-yang energy, stabilize the aura and to eliminate negativity. A sustaining stone, Jasper can be quite helpful in times of extended hospitalization and when ones energy is low.
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Egg Symbolism And Gemstone Eggs :
Throughout time the egg has symbolized new beginnings, protection, resurrection and the spark of creation for many religions. Considered a powerful symbol of fertility, purity and rebirth in traditional folk religions, magic rituals often use eggs to promote fertility and restore virility of the body and mind. Christians embraced the egg symbol long ago and likened it to the tomb from which Christ arose.
Archeologists have discovered clay eggs in prehistoric graves, but it was the Ancient Romans who actually began the tradition of decorating eggs to celebrate the Vernal Equinox, also known as the spring equinox, or the first day of spring - a time of renewed hope for those who had made it through a difficult winter. And of course the egg is an important part of Easter celebrations worldwide.
The gemstone egg is a very important and versatile tool in crystal healing. Whether the egg is natural in shape, or carved by man, the metaphysical properties are the same. Gemstone eggs are also used for acupressure, reflexology, scanning the auras, Shiatsu, zone therapy, or to simply massage and soothe sore areas of the body. The curve of a gemstone egg fits perfectly into the curvature of the hand, making it perfect to hold during meditation, or use either end to apply gentle pressure to soothe sore areas of the body.