Bloodstone Gemstone - The March Birthstone
Bloodstone - The Martyr’s Stone
Which gemstone is Dracula's favorite? Well, it has to be the Bloodstone. Jokes apart, this is a gemstone belonging to the Quartz family. This gemstone is also referred to as Heliotrope. Bloodstone is green colored gem with distinctive red spots resembling that of blood spots, giving this stone its name. Technically, it is Green Jasper with red spots. The green color of the gemstone is because of the chlorite content and the red spots are formed because of the inclusions of iron oxides in the stone. The spots can vary from red to brown depending on the iron content.
Bloodstone is the traditional Birthstone for those born in the month of March along with Aquamarine. This Stone is associated with the Zodiac Signs Aries and Pisces. This stone is associated with the Heart Chakra.The powder of this gem is used in India for medicinal purpose. This stone is widely used in Christian art where scenes of crucifixion of Jesus Christ and martyrs were carved giving the stone an image of ‘Martyr’s Stone’. As per a legend associated with this Stone, it was first formed when drops blood from Christ's body fell and stained some green stones placed near the foot of the cross.
Pendants and rings made of these gemstones are popular as men’s jewelry and bead necklaces and earrings are popular among woman. Bloodstone gemstone jewelry is affordable and can be found in most online shopping sites at very reasonable prices. This stone is also used to make pyramids and pendulums. Blood stones are mined in India, Brazil, China, Australia and the USA.
Mystical and Healing Powers of Bloodstone
Bloodstone is considered to be the symbol of justice and is said to protect its wearer from deception and gives good health. It is a calming stone and improves the power of intuition of the wearer. This stone is said to help with physical endurance and strength. Bloodstone jewelry is worn as protection against evil eye and enemies. Keeping this stone in the business premises is said to be helpful in the development of Business. This Stone has immense healing powers and is widely used by healers. Bloodstone helps to remove energy blockages which are the main reasons for most diseases. This stone is an excellent stone for improving the blood circulation in the body and is used in the alignment of all the centers of the body. Wearing Blood stones help to regulate and cure disorders and problems related to blood. Wearing this gem stone also can enhance mental clarity, courage and wisdom.
This stone is used widely for treatment of iron deficiency, Depression and cleansing organs. The stone was used in olden times to stop bleeding especially bleeding from the nose. Bloodstone is also used to relieve stomach and bowel pain. This stone has a positive influence on a bladder. This stone was also used to heal tumors and cure blood poisons. A dream of this stone can mean distressing news.
Bloodstone's should be handled with great care as it can get easy scratched or damaged. The hardness of this gemstone is only 7 on the Mohs scale. Also do not expose this stone to harsh chemicals and heat. This stone is polished while using in Gemstone Jewelry and the polish can get removed if cleaned at home or ultrasonic cleaners. Also avoid too much exposure to water. It is better to get the Bloodstone Gemstone Jewelry cleaned by and expert.
Bloodstone Crystal Properties
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