Often referred to as the “stone of joy” dalmatian appeals to the inner child of us all with a playful, childlike vibration. It is particularly beneficial to those who are overly analytical as it helps to clear the mind and achieve happiness through the physical joy of simply being. The dalmatian crystal helps you connect with your earth star chakra which carries a grounding energy that brings you closer to the world around us.
The Meaning and History of Dalmatian
Dalmatian Jasper, also known as dalmatian stone, gains its names from its resemblance to the “fire engine” dalmatian breed of dog. The word “jasper” comes from Latin and means “stained stone”. It has white to beige hue with dark spots which are caused by black tourmaline deposits.
Since ancient times, dalmatian jasper have been seen as healing amulets that can be used to cure a wide array of ailments. The stone is believed to warn the wearer of threats so that they may stay safe. Jasper stones have also long been tied to agricultural pursuits which are said to encourage a good harvest.
Where does Dalmatian Jasper come from?
Dalmatian jasper is typically found and mined in Chihuahua, Mexico. The miners in Mexico first notice the stones resemblance to the dalmatian dog and so gave it this name to make it easy for everyone to remember! This stone can also be commonly found in parts of South America, such as Brazil, and some African countries.
The properties of Dalmatian Jasper
Dalmatian Jasper is a pale grey or beige to brownish stone. It is an igneous microcrystalline quartz with a mixture of other minerals creating the speckled look. It consists primarily of feldspar (mesopherite), quartz, alkali amphiboles and lesser amounts of Hematite and Epidote. This stone is an igneous microcrystalline quartz with a mixture of other minerals creating the speckled look.
It is a member of the Chalcedony, silicate, and quartz group with the chemical composition Si02. It is measured as having a hardness of 6.5 -7 on the Mohs scale.
Dalmatian stone is also called Dalmatian jasper, though it isn't a jasper at all. Jasper has a conchoidal fracture and Dalmatian stone is much softer than jasper. This gemstone, found in Mexico, is an igneous microcrystalline quartz with a mixture of other minerals creating the speckled look.
Dalmatian Jasper - the March birthstone
Dalmatian jasper is an alternative birthstone for the month of March, alongside the traditional birthstone Aquamarine. The stone is said to be a valuable conduit to the Guardian Angel of March, Haiaiel (Hajael). The stone is said to be particularly lucky for those March babies out there!
Mystical properties of Dalmatian Jasper
It is no surprise to learn that the playful colours of the dalmatian jasper stone are said to bring out our playful nature. It helps us enjoy the simple things in life and not to take everything in life so seriously. It aligns physical to etheric realms to zone us out from our day to day existence so that we may enjoy a fuller experience on Earth and see our human journey as a blessing.
The black spots of tourmaline suck up negative energy and harmful vibrations. It is a good stone to keep close to you at night to cast away nightmares and enjoy a peaceful nights rest. In day to day life, it balances the yin and yang energies of the body and helps to combat boredom and exhaustion even when we feel depleted.
The jasper will open the sacral or navel chakra, and it has a good action to enhance your creativity. It stimulates the base chakra and earth chakra and has a strong grounding vibration that will aid you to create a deep connection to the earth.
Interesting facts about Dalmatian Jasper
- Dalmatian jasper is not really a jasper gemstone at all. Its physical properties are different from other “spotty” jasper gems, making the name “dalmatian stone” a useful alternative
- It is a recommend stone for those born under the Gemini star sign, to help combat their typically overly analytical nature
- Dalmatian jasper is a natural stone and is actually an igneous rock
- The word “dalmatian” is of Greek origin from the word “dalmatikós"
- The Dalmatian stone is has been known to be helpful in removing the unwanted fear of dogs.
Caring for your Dalmatian Jasper
To clean your dalmatian jasper jewellery simply use warm soapy water and a soft cloth. Ensure that the stone is thoroughly dry before placing back into storage or wearing again. Make sure to keep the dalmatian jasper away from other stones and jewellery to avoid any accidental scratches or blemishes.
Where to buy Dalmatian jasper jewellery
Dalmatian jasper is the perfect jewellery piece to inject a bit of fun and joy into your daily attire! This stunning speckled gem styles beautifully with black and white pieces. As an alternative birthstone for March, it makes the perfect gift for loved ones born in this month. You can view our March birthstone jewellery collection here which features all our dalmatian jasper pieces, along with our collection of Aquamarine jewellery which is the other birthstone for March.