SiO2 - Silicon Dioxide
Bloodstone is an inexpensive earth stone. Bloodstone, green jasper dotted with bright red spots of iron oxide was also known as Heliotrope because in ancient times polished stones were described as reflecting the sun.
Sometimes, Fancy Jasper is called bloodstone. However these are very different stones as Fancy Jasper comes in many colors. More on...
Care and Treatment
Generally, the polish will be removed if you get this type of stone wet. As with other jewelry, avoid scratches, sharp blows and harsh chemicals.
Bloodstone has a hardness of 7.
Specific Gravity: 2.65 - 2.66
Circulation; all purpose healer & cleanser; stomach & bowel pain; purifies bloodstream; bladder; strengthens blood purifying organs.
Bloodstone is found in: Australia, Brazil, China, India, and the USA (Wyoming).
February: Mystical Birthstone
March: Traditional/Ayurvedic Birthstone
Star Stone Months
Though not meant to replace traditional medical treatment, Bloodstone is used to help one become more knowledgeable in the ways of the world.
In the middle Ages, Bloodstone was attributed special powers as the spots were thought to be the blood of Jesus Christ.
In ancient times, Bloodstone was thought to be able to stop hemorrhages with the merest touch.
A beautiful example of carved bloodstone with the seal of the German Emperor Rudolf II can be seen at the Louvre museum in Paris.