Wonderfully large bloodstone pendant featuring a highly polished fine grade cabochon mounted in fine sterling silver.
Bloodstone also known as heliotrope is a dark green variety of the mineral chalcedony that has been coloured by traces of iron. It's a stone that been known and used for thousands of years and in the first century it was claimed to preserve health and offer protection from deception. During the Middle Ages Bloodstone was used in sculptures which depicted flogging, whipping, lashing and martyrdom and although today that may sound strange, the red inclusions were likened to blood hence were associated with the blood of Christ. It was therefore a stone that was often associated with the church and was given religious importance.
Whilst once used to prevent nosebleeds and as a remedy for haemorrhaging and inflammatory related diseases, today in crystal healing bloodstone is still considered to be a powerful healer and is used for blood related issues and for complete revitalisation.
The cabochon in this bloodstone pendant has been finely cut so although this is a large piece of jewellery, it is not particularly chunky.
Weight (grams) : 39.9
Size (cms) : 6.3 x 4.6 0.7