Red Jasper is an opaque, or non-transparant, microcrystalline variety of quartz. Its colour, mostly ranging from red to brown and orange, is due to high Iron content. In ancient civilizations all over the world this stone has been revered to as sacred. Some Native American cultures consider Red Jasper to symbolize the blood of the Earth. Because of its grounding energy and its ability for protection, it is also known as the “supreme nurturur”.