Also known as African rainbow jasper beads, these semiprecious beads offer swirls and gradations of red, brown, and tan. This gemstone is found in northern California (USA) as well as South Africa. Considered to be a "sustaining stone," rainbow jasper is said to help in times of low energy, and to stabilize one's aura.
These opaque gemstone beads are also said to produce a calming effect, especially in decision making. Rainbow jasper beads may be sealed with petroleum products that can wash away in water, so clean with a soft, dry cloth. In general, jasper gemstones are said to give you the courage to speak out and the bravery to achieve personal independence.