Elegant bloodstone pendant crafted exclusively for Stone Mania in a fine sterling silver setting.
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. It's a distinctive gemstone which tends to be easy to recognize because of the splash of red against the dark green background.
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 or lashing and also those of martyrdom. This was because the red inclusions were likened to the blood of Christ hence it was often given religious significance. In relation to healing bloodstone was said to prevent nosebleeds and was used as a remedy for haemorrhaging and inflammatory diseases.
Today in crystal healing bloodstone is said to be a powerful healer which cleanses the blood and is an excellent stone for overall revitalization.
This is one of the few bloodstone pendants that we currently have in our collection and it features a carefully chosen, highly polished cabochon.
Weight (grams): 25
Size (cms): 4.4 x 3.6 x 0.7