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 which has been coloured by traces of iron and patches of red jasper.
Bloodstone has been known and used for thousands of years, in the first century it was claimed to preserve health and offer protection from deception and during the Middle Ages it was used in sculptures which depicted flogging, whipping, lashing and martyrdom. Although today that may sound strange, the red inclusions were likened to blood and in fact were associated with the blood of Christ hence it was often associated with the church and given religious importance. In relation to its healing abilities bloodstone was said to prevent nosebleeds and was used as a remedy for haemorrhaging and inflammatory related diseases.
Today in crystal healing bloodstone is still considered to be a powerful healer. It can be used to cleanse the blood and for overall revitalisation.
Although unusually large, this bloodstone cabochon has been finely cut hence is not at all chunky. It makes a unique and beautiful pendant and would suit someone who likes their jewellery to be seen.
Weight (grams): 39.9
Size (cms): 6.3 x 4.6 0.7