Jasper is a stone that comes in many different varieties and colours. A recent contest challenged rock collectors to send in varieties of jaspers and over 2000 varieties were listed. It is a stone that will have different colours from different areas where it comes from.
As the name, paintbrush jasper or nature's paintbrush, suggests, the delicate play of dark lines across a light background, which remarkably look as though they were painted by a human hand, earned this stone its descriptive name. The lines are usually black, brown or red and the stone itself white, tan, gray or pink.
Paintbrush jasper helps create harmony, proportion, creative visualization, and positive things in business pursuits. It brings and shows hidden messages from the past as well as hidden thoughts, fears, and hopes. These qualities make it useful as an emotional or psychological healing stone.