Scenic jasper and picture jasper are names that are given to stones where the stone cutter intentionally carved the rough rock to create a landscape type scene. Stones that have a scene are most often forms of jaspers, so the cut stone is called “scenic jasper” even though it is actually a different type of jasper.
This particular scenic jasper was cut from a piece of polychrome jasper. This type of jasper boasts unique coloring including shades of brown, orange, red, green, and blue. In rare cases, pinks and purples may also be found. Like other jaspers, the interesting colours and designs of the stones allow for unique patterns to be visible. Polychrome jasper is a relatively new stone, discovered in 2006 while miners searched for a secondary source of ocean jasper.
Polychrome jasper is a happy energy stone. It is said to bring good fortune and a happy outlook on life. It is also used to assist in attuning to and communication with animals. In Crystal Healing is it used to ease stress and increase stamina, and the ability to adjust to change.