Bloodstone - Color, Facts, Power, Mythology, History And Myths

Bloodstone or Heliotrope is a variant of gemstone that is dark green or bluish green in color with red speckles over it, which looks like droplets of blood. Due to these red speckles, Heliotrope is also referred to as Bloodstone.

Bloodstone is a variety of chalcedony, which simply means that the crystalline structure is so small that it cannot be seen through naked eyes. Moreover, there are two varieties of Bloodstone, one is the Heliotrope with red spots, which is the most common one, and the other is the Plasma, which is dark green with little or no spots of red in it.

Bloodstone is regarded as the birthstone of people who are born in June.

Where is Bloodstone found?

The primary and major source of Bloodstone is India. Other than India, it is found in United States, Czech Republic, Germany, China, Scotland, Brazil, and Australia.

Healing Properties Of Bloodstone Gemstone

  1. Physical Healer

The energy of Bloodstone is believed to empower certain micro-organisms in the bloodstream that are vital for enhancing and strengthening immunity in a person. In ancient times, Bloodstone was largely used as a cure for treating the person from venomous bites. It is also believed to aid blood circulation and helps in stopping bleeding especially nasal bleeding in summers.

In India, powdered Bloodstone Silver Jewelry is used on a large basis.

Bloodstone, other than enhancing immunity, also helps in treating anaemia, menstrual and menopausal symptoms. It detoxifies the body and strengthens the kidney, lungs, liver, intestine, and bone marrow.

It invigorates the lymphatic system as well, which leads to healing of the inflammations and infections fast. Bloodstone is also helpful in minimising pus formation and neutralising toxicities in the body. 

  1. Emotional Healer

Bloodstone is believed to be an effective energy booster, which improves the life-force and adds longevity. It is also regarded as an effective stone that helps in healing emotional troubles thereby alleviating a broken heart.

Bloodstones are also acknowledged as the stones of bravery and courage. It advances the physical strength, augments self-confidence and self-esteem, and calms apprehension. It stimulates love and compassion for the family and enriches affluence by proving success in legal and financial matters.

Bloodstone is believed to be the enhancer of ingenuity, creativity, and instinct.  It staves off the negative energy from the environment, which aids in the overcoming factors that increase stress and tension. Bloodstone revitalizes the mind and body by enhancing decision-making power, eliminating confusion, and offering the power to avoid harmful situations. Bloodstone is also regarded as the stone that can minimize aggression, petulance, and impatience in a human being.  It promotes selflessness and idealism.

  1. Spiritual Healer

The stone of courage and freedom, Bloodstone embodies an altruistic character and sacrifice. It brings one’s true spiritual energy in everyday life in a real and grounded way. Bloodstone is considered to be the stone of religion, mysticism, intuition, and insight.

The soul is protected and grounded by Bloodstone on various levels by increasing the intuitive power, dispelling mental confusion, and keeping away the negativities. It allows one to live and be in the spiritual realm of the patterns by ancestors as it cleans and unblocks the ancestral line. Bloodstone provides one to live happily in the present unruffled by the deeds of the past.

  1. Heals and Balances Chakra

Bloodstone is largely associated with heart and root chakra. The balanced heart chakra provides harmony and mutual respect amongst relationships. It lets the wearer behave and treat everyone with love and compassion.

When the heart chakra is blocked by some negative energy, it instills the feeling of being controlled in a relationship. It enhances one’s dependency on others and surrounds one with the feeling of sadness and helplessness. 

The root or base chakra, on the other hand, is the abode of life energy known as Kundalini. The base chakra is also is the surviving area of the body. When blocked, it manifests symptoms, like fatigue, lethargy, inactivity, and tiredness.

Bloodstone Facts

Some facts about Bloodstone

  1. It is believed that if the stone turns blood red in color, it indicates the signs of incoming danger to the wearer.
  2. If Bloodstone is soaked in water, and then rubbed on the skin it will leave some red spots back. That can be considered as a sign whether the Bloodstone is original or not.
  3. This stone is believed to forecast through weather magic.
  4. The ancient Egyptians used this stone to conquest their enemies magically.
  5. The stone is also associated largely with the crucifixion of Jesus Christ as the red speckles on Bloodstones is believed to be the blood spots of Jesus Christ.
  6. The stone was also believed to turn the sun red when immersed in water and is also said to make thunder and lightning to befall. 


Metaphysical Properties

The chemical components of Bloodstone contain Silicon Dioxide, and its hardness on Moh’s scale is about 6.5 to 7. Sometimes as a trade name, Bloodstone is also referred to as “Blood Jasper”.

Bloodstone is an inexpensive and very common stone and is often used in making jewellery and beads. This stone must be protected from sharp blows, high temperatures, scratches, and harsh chemicals.

Bloodstone In News

Bloodstone Color

The bloodstone appears to be dark green in color with some red spots.

Bloodstone Colors

  • CleavageNone
  • Other NamesHeliotrope, Blood Jasper
  • Crystal Habit
  • StreakWhite
  • Refractive Index1.535-1.539
  • DiaphaneitySemitranslucent - Opaque
  • Mohs scale (hardness)6.5-7
  • SourcesBrazil, india, China, Australia and the United States
  • Chemical formulaSiO2
  • LustreVitreous
  • ColorGreen With Red, Brownish Spots
  • Chakra HealingRoot or base chakra,Heart chakra
  • BirthstoneMarch
  • Zodiacaries
Write Comments
  • Silky
    Nov 22, 2014, 5:02:41 AM

    Bloodstone is the best talisman for the Arians and March born beings. I am also March born. Should I try it out? Please suggest as I am quite confused. Apart from this the information you are providing is apt and useful. Thanks for Sharing.

  • Gemexi
    Apr 10, 2015, 3:39:50 AM

    yes...if you are March born then there is no problem..go ahead..tune it and enjoy its powers and benefits..Best of Luck!!

  • Jackson
    Jul 6, 2015, 11:07:43 PM

    I would like to share some good facts about bloodstone as I am using this for the last one year the vibration of this stone has aid me to dissipate any confusion, and assist me to become more peaceful and serene.

  • Sylvester Balchunas
    Aug 11, 2015, 4:54:22 AM

    Hello..i want to share my experience on Blood stone. it is a very good immune booster and also improves blood circulation.It benefices Root or base chakra, Heart chakra healing.\n\nGive it a try it has great results!!

  • Daithi
    Oct 5, 2015, 5:58:18 AM

    Hey!! Sylvester.. i need good advice on this stone.. would you please help me?? i want to know that is really bloodstone improves self esteem..??

  • belam
    Dec 17, 2015, 6:02:09 AM

    Hello! daithi i think you should ask miss mittens about this question. Its a free astrology site that helps and gives proper advice on each thing.\n\nHope this gonna help you :)

  • Alexandra
    Dec 23, 2015, 5:56:21 AM

    hey guys! i wanna share something with you all.. I have tumor yes! its true and i'm so alone i mean like i'm dead from now. This is killing me from inside.\nSomebody please help?? and advice do this stone helps in adding longevity in life?

    Feb 20, 2017, 10:28:59 PM

    My wife born in December 22 .....can she wear bloodstone ? Pls advice me

  • paul
    Apr 12, 2018, 11:47:14 PM

    “It is believed that if the stone turns blood red in color, it indicates the signs of incoming danger to the wearer”. On reading this, I couldn’t believe that it’s possible so I decided to check its reality and the results made me trust this gemstone. I’m impressed...!!!

  • Mary
    Jun 18, 2019, 12:20:26 AM

    Your blog about the bloodstone helps me a lot in getting knowledge about it. Thanks for sharing.

  • Ralph
    Aug 8, 2019, 10:15:11 PM

    I like the way you cover every point about all the healing stones. It becomes easy for all to getting knowledge of this beautiful stone.\n

  • daina
    Sep 26, 2019, 10:08:01 PM

    Very beautiful collection love it so much.

  • hazel
    Nov 21, 2019, 9:43:31 PM

    The jewelry collection of yours is extremely eye catching and beautiful...Thank you gemexi

  • minny
    Jan 19, 2020, 9:46:59 PM

    Bloodstone helps me in building self-confidence in me. Thank you gemexi.

  • lisa
    Jun 22, 2020, 6:37:03 AM

    I like the healing properties of this stone.

  • veronica
    Jul 30, 2020, 5:10:17 AM

    Wearing stone effects which you have mentioned about the bloodstone, Are they really work?

  • Ella
    Nov 19, 2020, 5:11:40 AM

    I have read all the properties of this gemstone , I want to modify a ring for me in a particular design, is it possible?

  • Miller
    Dec 3, 2021, 9:20:16 AM

    Bloodstone is a beautiful stone. Gemexi has a great collection of Bloodstone jewelry. The best part I like about this stone is the lovely combination of dark green and bluish-green with red speckles. Thank you, Gemexi, for this beautiful jewelry.

    Dec 3, 2021, 10:23:00 AM

    Miller, we really appreciate the time you took to write such a detailed review! We will be happy to assist you again.

  • Coinneach
    Jan 18, 2022, 11:54:05 AM

    This stone is too pretty, I loved the pendant.

    Jan 19, 2022, 6:30:36 AM

    Thankyou for shopping with us. We are glad to know you have loved the jewelry and had a great experience. We are happy to assist you again.

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