The Greek origin of the word jasper, iaspis, means "spotted stone." Jasper contains microscopic "grains" of crystalline quartz. Poppy jasper displays typical brecciated jasper patterns in shades of red, pink and black. Also known as poppy seed jasper beads, these gemstone jewelry components can provide the impression that tiny fields of poppies are blooming on their surfaces. The metaphysical effects of these semiprecious beads is said to include attunement to animals.
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