Red Jasper can be found in Brazil, France, Germany, Russia, and USA.
Inspired by Aten/Aton, the Sun God in traditional ancient Egyptian religion. Aten was the original sun god that the more popular sun god Ra was derived from. Aten was more of an aspect of Ra and is depicted as a solar disk terminating in human hands. Aten creates the son in the mother's womb, the seed in men, and has generated all life. I guess you could say Aten gets a ten outta ten for giving us life lol, bad dum tsssss.
Pendant strung on a 16.5" 14k gold-filled necklace.
Mohs Hardness Scale: 6.5 Very Durable
Properties: Red Jasper is said to concentrate on the raising of energies, increasing the ability to cope with all of life's pressures. It promotes self-belief and the courage to act. It can also stimulate the root chakra to create a connection with the earth.
Tidbit History: As far back as Roman times, jasper was used in exterior mosaics. In St. Petersburg, Russia, there are a number of churches with entire columns carved from Jasper in different shades, including red, black, and gray!