The description, “buttery,” has been often applied to unlikely products, and it might be easy to understand why. “Butter” suggests qualities of smoothness, light, the easy-on-the-eyes nature of a pale yellow color. Australian Butter Jasper is a relatively new variation of Jasper that definitely meets that criteria. Jasper has a long and illustrious history, and is traceable to virtually all ancient civilizations. The ancient Egyptians carved amulets of Jasper to be buried with their deceased to ensure safe passage to the afterlife. Jasper was also considered a “rain bringer” by Native American cultures.