Jasper is one amongst the several gemstone types of quartz found nowadays. The name ‘jasper’ comes from the Greek word for ‘spotted stone’, due to its common multi-coloured, spotted or striped look. Jasper can be any colour.
It is generally thought to be a chalcedony, however some experts categorize jasper as a different type due to its particular grainy composition.
Jasper is a compact substance, as much as 20 percent of which can be produced from foreign materials. Because of these impurities, jasper is hardly ever uniform. Occasionally, jasper might even develop along with agate or opal. Its patterns are formed in the process of mineral amalgamation.
Jasper gemstones are extracted in several places worldwide. Among the most significant deposits are sourced from Australia, Brazil, Canada, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Madagascar, Mexico, Russia, Uruguay, Venezuela and the USA.