Borrowed from http://www.rainbowcrystal.com/crysta...ssojasper.html
Picasso jasper (also called Picasso marble or simply Picasso stone) is metamorphic limestone, Metamorphosis is one of the three ways stones are formed (the other kinds of stones are igneous and sedimentary). Geologically, a metamorphic stone forms deep in the earth, its essential nature altered by heat and pressure. It may go through metamorphosis more than once, and each time new elements are added to its composition. Only those aspects of the stone which are impermeable to pressure and heat are preserved.
Of the metamorphic stones, the patterns of Picasso jasper are particularly striking, and I see them as maps (in whatever natural or polished shape it occurs) of the crystal's transformational path. I regard this crystal as an important helper for those who wish to consciously transform with ease and comfort.
Borrowed from The Complete Guide to Crystal Astrology
Picasso Jasper resonates with the
Sabian Symbol: Three old masters hanging in an art gallery
Marc Edmund Jones Key Word: Accord
Picasso Jasper acts as a map to transformation, leading to a renaissance of spirit in pursuit of life’s purpose.
Message: Uncover the masterpiece of the soul; embody this beauty.
Sun Focus: You are artistic, refined and elegant; people are naturally attracted to you.
Affirmation: I observe aesthetic and philosophical revelations daily.
Picasso jasper can be highly polished to bring out even the most subtle colouring, but you are right some of the samples on ebay have been coloured - usually you can tell if they are mainly one colour with just black or brown eg. blue or green
but the ones at this site are likely to be natural - polished and possibly coated in lacqure http://www.alibaba.com/product-gs/24...showimage.html
Because Picasso jasper it can contain many different rocks/minerals....
if you can post a pic and we can enjoy the beauty of your specimen (regardless of if its had a little extra done to it)
I like working with this crystal/rock when Im being creative- I know pretty obvious!
I hope that helps