8mm Indian Blood Stone Beads - Natural Bloodstone - Heliotrope

$15.99


Beautiful Dark Green Beads! This Indian bloodstone is a natural gemstone, 8mm round, B grade, Mohs hardness 6-1/2 to 7. Sold per 15-1/2" to 16" strand. You'll love the rich look and feel of this gemstone material. The deep green with occasional red spots is ideal for fall and winter. Subtle yet festive, bloodstone is a popular material for holiday designs as well as men's jewelry.

Also called heliotrope, bloodstone is a form of chalcedony that includes opaque mossy greens and brick reds in an agate base, which can be opaque to translucent.

Sizes are approximate
Bead Size: 8mm
Hole Size: 0.5-1.5mm

We will ship this item via First Class Mail (no insurance) in a bubble envelope which usually arrives within 6 days of the ship date. If you want insurance, faster delivery or a flat rate box for safer shipping, please update to Priority Mail with Insurance.

Indian bloodstone - Although it was called "the Stone of Babylon" in late Classical times, by the Christian era it was named "the stone of martyrs." During the Middle Ages, the red spots were thought to be drops of Christ's blood, which gave the stone magical powers. In the 4th century, it was believed to make rain, create solar eclipses and give the power of invisibility.

Bloodstone Metaphysical Properties
Bloodstone is associated with two Western zodiac signs: Aries and Pisces. Plus the so-called "new" sign Ophiuchus (snake-bearer). This connects the stone to the months of February, March, November and December.

Bloodstone is believed to work on the circulatory system: strengthening veins, toning the heart and fortifying the blood--all things that contribute to a long, healthy life. It is also associated with "getting your blood up"--the infusion of a person with courage and strength of purpose.

Bloodstone Geological Properties
This stone is a variety of jasper or chalcedony with bright red spot inclusions. The green color is caused by chlorite or hornblende within the chalcedony matrix. It commonly displays a range of lighter and darker green zones. The red spots, like the planet Mars, are iron oxide.

This material is rarely dyed, heated or enhanced, though it is occasionally imitated. This hard stone is difficult to scratch and most imitations are made from significantly softer materials, making them easy to spot using a simple scratch test. When polished, it naturally appears slightly waxy.

Bloodstone can be cleaned using warm water, a mild soap and a soft cloth. Be sure to rinse the stone and pat it dry before storing. While it is difficult to scratch, it is not impossible to damage (and it certainly can damage other stones), so store bloodstone separately in a fabric bag.

Bloodstone is primarily found in India, with additional deposits in Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Brazil, Bulgaria, China, Scotland and the United States.

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