The word jasper is derived from the Greek for "spotted stone" and these dragon blood jasper 12mm square beads from Dakota Stones are full of spotted color. These slightly puffed square-shaped beads feature mottled green flecks of color splashed with deep red tones. The two primary colors contrast and complement each other to form striking jasper. Mined only in western Australia, the local legend surrounding this gemstone says that it is the remains of ancient dragons long dead, the green mottles representing the dragons' scales and the red matrix representing spatters of blood. Dragon blood jasper is part of the quartz family. Metaphysical Properties: Dragon blood jasper enhances courage, strength and vitality.
Because gemstones are natural materials, appearances may vary from bead to bead. Each strand includes approximately 16 beads.