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Cherry Creek Jasper

This semi precious gemstone cabochon material is named Cherry Creek Jasper and it is found in Mainland China.  It is also known as Red Creek Jasper or Picasso Jasper.

Jasper is a member of the Chalcedony family. Chalcedony (kal SED' nee) is any form of microcrystalline quartz, where the crystals are too small to be seen without high magnification. Jasper usually refers to an opaque stone, with a solid color or an irregular display of colors caused by various mineral impurities. The named is derived from the Greek word that means “spotted stone”. Most Jaspers get their name from either their location or their appearance. Cherry Creek Jasper is named after its location in China.  Jaspers make excellent gemstone cabochons and wear well in jewelry.

Metaphysical Properties: Picture Jaspers in general are said to help bring balance to your life.