Jasper is a collection of quartz and chalcedony and other mineral phases. It is commonly red, yellow, brown, or green. Jasper was a highly valued gem in the ancient world and was integrated in many forms of art. Due to its grounding energy, Jasper is used to help connect the wearer to the vibrations of the earth, allowing for a greater understanding of nature and its gentle powers. In some Native American culture, Jasper symbolizes the blood of the Earth, making it particularly sacred.