Tiger Jasper, also known as Wood Jasper, and Tigerskin Jasper, is an opaque, dense type of quartz or chalcedony, Tiger Jasper is the trade name for a kind of limestone with rich brown tones of contrasting bands against a medium to dark golden base.Tiger Jasper are found in earthy tan, yellow and yellowish brown colours, that it gets from its' iron oxides content. And its name "tigerskin" is based on the swirls and stripes of contrasting colors. In an old children's story a bunch of tigers hold onto each other's tails and run around in a circle so fast they melt into a pool of rich creamy butter.
Jasper is one of the oldest known gemstones and is mentioned in the Bible several times. The name Jasper in its closest form to English comes from the Hebrew "Jashpeh," meaning firm, tough and strengthening.
Tiger Jasper is a nurturing stone for well-being and grounding and is believed to enhance healing, purification and positive thoughts. It is said to ease emotional stress and make you feel more relaxed and feelings of being secure, thus creating positive energy and happiness. This stone is also known to strengthen courage, improve bravery and boost the immune system.