The ancient Egyptians wore Jasper scarabs as amulets, as this stone was believed to increase sexual energy. According to the Bible, it was a direct gift from God and would be the first foundation stone of the New Jerusalem. Also, both Indians in Asia as well as Native Americans see it as a magical rain stone and also a powerful healing stone.
It is an opaque and fine grained variety, composed mostly of Chalcedony, micro-crystalline Quartz, in association with other minerals, which is what give it those colorful bands and patterns. It is found in almost all colors. Found worldwide, a wide variety of named Jaspers is found in the western areas of the Unites States; California, Oregon, Idaho, Utah, Wyoming, and Washington.
Jasper symbolizes will power, and in the Middle Ages it was known as the Warrior’s Stone. Legend states that it is the stone that adorned Siegfried’s Sword.