Bloodstone Meaning

Healing Properties of Bloodstone

Bloodstone assists us in facing the hard realities and challenges of Earthly life with courage and nobility. It does this by strengthening the root chakra, purifying the aura, and grounding one fully in the physical body. By bringing the subtle body into balance, it bolsters our inner vitality and gives us the heart to make necessary sacrifices, look at painful truths, or endure physical trials.

Bloodstone as a Gemstone

About the Stone

Bloodstone is a forest green variety of jasper (a type of chalcedony) with red inclusions that give it its name. Its mineral name is heliotrope. Sometimes yellow jasper is also found in bloodstone, but it is not typical.

It is a relatively hard stone, a 7 on the Mohs Scale of Hardness. Bloodstone is found primarily in India, but also found in Australia, Brazil, China, Russia, and the Czech Republic.


In the Middle Ages, people believed the red spots found on bloodstone were drops of the blood of Jesus that turned to stone when they fell from his body onto the earth during the crucifixion.

Bloodstone In Jewelry

Bloodstone has a unique and uncommon color combination, which can sometimes make it challenging to combine with other beads in jewelry without the results seeming too “busy”. Therefore it may be best suited as a solo piece such as in a pendant.

No two pieces are alike. Quality, location, and other factors affect the look of a finished bloodstone piece, so matching new pieces with an existing piece can prove difficult. If you are purchasing a pendant in this stone, it would be worthwhile asking if there are any other accessories on site that were cut from the same slab, as this will likely be your best match.

Bloodstone was the traditional birthstone for March. March’s birthstone is now Aquamarine, with Bloodstone listed as one of its alternative stones.

Disclaimer: Bloodstone Properties, Bloodstone Meaning, and Bloodstone Uses listed here are not a substitute for medical care. If you have a physical or mental illness, please see a doctor or mental health professional.

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