Mysterious Dark green coloured with red speckles, Bloodstone (Heliotrope) is a semi-precious gemstone, variety of silica mineral chalcedony. Because the red specks looks like blood, ancient people regarded the red dots as “blood of Christ”, so it was used for healing and protection.
According to western astrology, it is a natural birthstone for the people born in March and April. People under the zodiac sign of Scorpio can also wear bloodstone to reduce aggressiveness. As the chakra is in the heart and root it brings harmony, love, compassion and protection.
Dark green with red speckles
Base/ root chakra and heart chakra
Bloodstone has various healing properties.
Ensure Safety and Protection
Bloodstone is known for its protective power. It protects the wearer from threat, physical abuse, blackmail and negative people around. It also gives courage to avoid dangerous situation.
It transforms the life and fills the heart with love, compassion and goodness, you will be able to sacrifice, putting others before oneself, forsake complaining spirit that makes you a good person.
Wise Decision Making
It revitalizes the mind, it helps eliminate confusion or doubt, and also soothes your mind and gives wisdom while making decision.
It helps in healing blood related diseases such as leukemia, regulates blood circulation, detoxifies liver, intestine, spleen, kidney, liver etc. It also reduces inflammation and infections.
The source of bloodstone includes India, Madagascar, China, Australia, Germany, Brazil, California and USA. Origin doesn’t have significant effect on the quality and value of Bloodstone.
The colour of bloodstone is dark green, but it also occurs in greenish blue, bluish gray, brown. They are distinguished by the presence of brownish, red and yellow spot. The stone display light or dark colour zone, due to uneven colour distribution.
Bloodstone is generally found opaque. Though, their clarity ranges from translucent to opaque. You can see inclusions in distinctive bloodstone.
Yes, it is one of the best gem for sports person. It boost endurance, increase physical strength, and serves as protection of injury. The ancient Greek and Romans wore Bloodstone amulets during athletic competition.
In historical times, it was fairly use for the carving and sculpting of symbols and seals that represents martyrdom and flagellation. The most famous bloodstone is a gemstone carving, exhibit currently in the Louvre Museum of Paris.