Jasper, once known as "spotted stone' by the Greeks is usually grained, flamed or can contain streaks. Streaked or banded Jasper is known by many names such as Red Zebra Jasper and Landscape (or Picture Jasper). Banded Jasper will have layered effect on the stone that is the result of compressing silica rich sediment and volcanic
Uniformly colored Jasper is rare but is seen in Red Jasper. Jasper can be grown with agate or opal and there is also fossilized Jasper.
Some people claim that certain healing powers come with specific Semi-Precious stones. Jasper has claim to healing toenails and Sciatica, while Red Jasper and Yellow Jasper lay claim to curing the Pancreas.