Handmade Red Jasper Pendant strung on an 18" tarnish-free 14K gold-filled chain.
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.
ORIGINS: Brazil, France, Germany, India, Russia, and the United States.
PROPERTIES: Red jasper has been used as a stone of protection for thousands of years. It is believed this jasper has the ability to create and help balance aggressive, dynamic energy. Red jasper was used to staunch wounds and increase fertility.
HISTORY: Jasper is a gemstone that has been used all over the world and is often revered as sacred. According to Norse legend, the magic sword of Siegfried the dragon slayer was inlaid with this gemstone. Egyptians believed the stone to be associated with Isis and was carved into amulets for the dead.