SIZE: 24x26mm (approx.)
STONE: Bloodstone (Natural)
SHAPE: Octopus, Squid, Cuttle Fish
PACKAGE: 1 Bead
BLOODSTONE: (also called "Heliotrope"), is a dark green variety of Chalcedony Quartz that has patches of Red Jasper distributed throughout. It also contains iron minerals in shades of dark green with red, brown and multicolored spots. It's from this red spotting that Bloodstone derives its most common name.
Heliotrope comes from Greek words meaning "sun" and "turning". In more ancient times, Bloodstone was thought to be able to stop hemorrhages with the merest touch. In the Middle Ages, Bloodstone was attributed special powers as the spots were thought to be the blood of Jesus Christ. It was used in sculptures representing flagellation and martyrdom.
In more recent times, Bloodstone is believed to relieve stomach and bowel pain, strengthen blood purifying organs and improve circulation. It is said that Bloodstone helps one to become more knowlegeable in the ways of the world and is claimed to be a very magical stone.
*Information regarding gemstone lore and metaphysical properties has been compiled from various sources and is for entertainment purposes only. No claims or promises are expressed or implied.*