Zebra Jasper is typically white with black stripes like a zebra, but it also comes in color variations like green, red and brown with white. Like other jaspers, zebra jasper is found all over the world and has been used since antiquity. But, unlike much jasper which is spotted, this variety of jasper marble is striped.
Jasper, an opaque chalcedony, comes in a wide variety of colors, each with unique patterning. Zebra jasper is the variety of jasper known for its mottled warm brick red and avocado green appearance. The term “jasper” itself comes from the Greek work iaspi, which means “spotted stone.” Jasper in general has been a gemstone used all over the world, worn by ancient Egyptian priests and carved as seals by the Minoans. While jasper is more widely available today, jasper was once considered a valuable stone.
Zebra Jasper reportedly stimulates physical energy, providing stamina and endurance, making it a wonderful stone for athletes. It is said to help to alleviate muscle spasms, heart palpitations, and vitamin deficiencies. Physically, Zebra Jasper is believed to help with kidney/bladder problems; improves skin, bones, and teeth.