Red Jaspers, Red Brecciated Jaspers & Apple Jasper
The deep opaque colors of the family of Red Jaspers are provided by Mother Nature - and occur naturally in shades of red and burgundy-wine red, and rust red, swirled with shades of tan, beige, cream, gray, black-brown. Although not shown here, some Apple Jasper stones may also show deep and light greens. Apple and Red Brecciated Jasper are a little harder to differentiate. Apple Jaspers range from red, to dark red, to a wine-red. Just like the apples off a tree, a single apple may have some tones of tan, lighter red, and bright red; some are green! True Red Brecciated Jaspers also have varied colortones, and often include some streaks of deep gray-to-black mica—but the patterns are Brecciated. Brecciated comes from breccia—a geological term used to describe broken rock fragments cemented together by Mother Nature into a fine-grained matrix. Brecciated Jaspers are created when the earth melds sharp-angled fragments of stone together. In general, Jaspers are found all over the world, including deposits in the United States, Egypt, Brazil, Australia, India, Canada, Russia, Uruguay, Madagascar and Kazakhstan. In addition to Red Brecciated and Apple Jaspers, Miriam's Private Gemstone Collection includes Red Poppy Jasper and Red Flower Jasper. If you are looking for a stunning Red Jasper custom-designed necklace, Contact Miriam for a Free Estimate.