Dyed apatite jasper beads are cut from a type of jasper that is dyed bright blue to simulate the color of apatite gemstones.
The intense blue shade is speckled with attractive, dark splotches typical of the markings found on jasper. Jasper gemstones have been used for thousands of years, and in ancient times the semiprecious stone was called the great "rain-bringer." Jasper has been said to strengthen the stomach and cure gynecological troubles.
Some also use it to protect against snake and spider bites. It supposedly provides the courage to speak out and the bravery to achieve personal independence.