When used as a gemstone bloodstone is normally shaped and polished as a cabochon. Tumbled stones are widely used for their metaphysical properties and are mostly associated with conditions relating to the blood.
In the first century AD bloodstone was claimed to preserve health and offer protection against deception. During the Middle Ages it was widely used for sculptures which depicted flogging, whipping, lashing and martyrdom. The red coloured inclusions were likened to blood hence were associated with the blood of Christ. For this reason it was often associated with the church and given religious importance.
Once used to prevent nosebleeds and as a remedy for haemorrhaging and inflammatory diseases, today in crystal healing bloodstone is still used for blood related disorders. Stones are also used for detoxifying and complete revitalisation. It's considered to be an exceptionally powerful healing crystal.
Weights and sizes of these beautifully polished bloodstone crystals varies slightly from piece piece. They're classed as an extra large sized stone. Medium sized bloodstone tumbled crystals are also available.
Empathic warriors are stones which have at some point in time sustained some kind of damage, usually a chip or fracture. With rocks and minerals having evolved over millions of years we do not believe in throwing them away. These pieces are available to buy at a significantly reduced price. Empathic warriors are not always available. More information can be found in our article on empathic warrior crystals.