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

Bloodstone Last updated : August 23, 2019 5:44 PM

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

The healing properties of Bloodstone are:

  • 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. 

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • It is believed that if the stone turns blood red in color, it indicates the signs of incoming danger to the wearer.
  • 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.
  • This stone is believed to forecast through weather magic.
  • The ancient Egyptians used this stone to conquest their enemies magically.
  • 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.
  • 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 at a Glance

Cleavage None
Other Names Heliotrope, Blood Jasper
Crystal Habit NA
Streak White
Refractive Index 1.535-1.539
Diaphaneity Semitranslucent - Opaque
Moh's scale (hardness) 6.5-7
Sources Brazil, india, China, Australia and the United States
Chemical formula SiO2
Lustre Vitreous
Color Green With Red, Brownish Spots
Chakra Healing Root or base chakra, Heart chakra
Birthstone March
Zodiac Aries

Bloodstone Color

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

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Thanks for the tips for identifying a real Bloodstone piece. I was also searching for some tips like these. Thanks Jewelexi.
Reply on 5/11/14
Hello Ilina, we think you have found this article quite useful for you. Thanks for appreciation and in case any query related to any gemstone you may mail us at We will feel please to sort it.
Reply on 12/11/14
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.
Reply on 22/11/14
yes...if you are March born then there is no problem..go ahead..tune it and enjoy its powers and benefits..Best of Luck!!
Reply on 10/4/15
I have tuned Bloodstone from one year and i have found it beneficial for me. Actually my astrologer recommended may also do that...and yes why don't you post your birth date to Jewelexi...let me explain you...Jewelexi has launched a new section named "Ask Mittens" where you may ask free questions and its experts revert here you may ask your suitable of luck..!!
Reply on 12/5/15
Thanks all for your ideas, i will try this, actually bloodstone gemstone seems to be suitable for me. So, to get clearer about this I will ask Jewelexi on Ask Mittens page.
Reply on 9/6/15
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.
Reply on 6/7/15
Sylvester Balchunas
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.

Give it a try it has great results!!
Reply on 11/8/15
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..??
Reply on 5/10/15
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.

Hope this gonna help you :)
Reply on 17/12/15
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.
Somebody please help?? and advice do this stone helps in adding longevity in life?
Reply on 23/12/15
My wife born in December 22 .....can she wear bloodstone ? Pls advice me
Reply on 20/2/17
Your blog about the bloodstone helps me a lot in getting knowledge about it. Thanks for sharing.
Reply on 18/6/19
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.
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