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All About Bloodstone

Bloodstone is a variety of Jasper. There are two types that share its name - Afircan Bloodstone (Seftonite) which is more transparent with grey to black and red colouring and Dragon’s Blood which is deep greens and red.

Historical legend says that Bloodstone was formed when drops of Christ’s blood fell and stained jasper that was at the foot of the cross and this is what gives it its special powers. Carved scenes of the crucifixion of martyrs have been found in Bloodstone - believed to have been made by Medieval Christians. They referred to Bloodstone as the Martyr’s stone.

Bloodstone has also long been prized in India as an aphrodisiac - with ground Bloodstone being used for this purpose.

Where can it be found?

Bloodstone is mainly found in India, USA, Brazil and China.

Chemical Formula

Its chemical formula is SiO2.

Mohs scale of hardness

7 (1 very soft e.g. Talc - 10 very hard e.g. Diamond)

Healing Properties

Besides being a generous and giving stone, Bloodstone is known for the following metaphysical healing properties:

Bloodstone grounds the heart energy to reduce irritability, aggression and impatience.

Bloodstone helps circulate the energy through your meridians, which are like the veins of your aura.

Bloodstone is a stone of courage.

Chakra - Root

Zodiac - Aries, Libra, Pisces

Numerology - 4

Planetary Association - Mars

Element - Earth

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