Blood Stone



Bloodstone is a green stone with red spots. It also occurs in shades of dark green with red, brown and multicolored spots. It is green plasma containing red spots of jasper, which look like spots of blood giving the stone its descriptive name. Bloodstone has Planet Mars related energy and Plutonian influences which can both weigh heavy on the mind the Rock Crystal and Rose Quartz alleviate the oppressive effects. Bloodstone contains chlorine, which creates the green colors and iron oxides that produce reds, yellows and browns.

Healing Properties

Bloodstone provides vitality, boosts talent, organizational abilities and charitable instincts. Bloodstone is used as a medicine and aphrodisiac in India. It neutralizes and eliminates toxins, helps to clarify the eyesight, lungs and clears congestion and rashes by helping to clear the liver. It can revitalize love, relationships, and friendships. It is a protective stone, and in ancient times was thought to slow bleeding.

Mythical Legend

In the Middle Ages, Bloodstone was attributed special powers as the spots were thought to be the blood of Jesus Christ.Medieval Christians often used Bloodstone to carve scenes of the crucifixion and martyrs, leading it to also be dubbed martyr's stone. The legend of the origin of Bloodstone says that it was first formed when some drops of Christ's blood fell and stained some jasper at the foot of the cross. The Romans used polished Bloodstones to view solar eclipses. Magicians used Bloodstone tools to increase the power of their spells.

Deposits:Bloodstone was first mined in China and India. India, Kathiawar Peninsula, Australia, Brazil, China, and the United States. (S. Kelley, Wyoming).

Major Specifications of Gem


Dark green with red spot

Mohs’ hardness





Rough, brittle

Crystal system

(trigonal) fibrous aggregate

Chemical composition

Si2O, silicon oxide



Refractive index


Absorption spectrum



First,root, fourth, heart

Sun Sign


Symbolic sign

Magical and martyrs