Fancy jasper beads are also known as India agate beads. These pretty semiprecious beads and gemstone donuts add color to any jewelry application with their swirls and speckles of lavender, green, pink, orange, and/or red on an opaque creamy beige or gray background. This type of jasper is said to facilitate tranquility, help eliminate worry, ease depression, and bring mental clarity. These sturdy gemstones take a fine polish, but may be sealed with petroleum products. Keep in mind that the sealant may wash away in water, so clean your fancy jasper beads and jewelry components with a soft, dry cloth.