Bloodstone (Heliotrope)

$12.25

Unconquerable Warrior

Stand up for yourself and others.

Purify your body, heart, and spirit.

Be brave, bold, and clear-minded.

Act with integrity for the Highest Good.

Let Bloodstone teach you how to be fearless!

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Healing Properties of Heliotrope Bloodstone

Spiritual: Bloodstone is the stone of the Spiritual Warrior.  It awakens us to our true spiritual calling and grounds that life in the material world.  With Bloodstone we don’t just have spiritual ideals, we authentically live them.  It helps us to trust ourselves to do what is right and to live with great integrity.  Bloodstone asks us to be willing to pay the price to know Truth and to attain Freedom.  It reminds us that while the path ahead may be fraught with difficulty and we may at times lose heart, we must go keeping going.  In order to be victorious, we must fight for what is right even when it’s not fun or easy.  Bloodstone helps us take one step and then another, and to trust that, in the end, all will be well.  Bloodstone is attuned to the Root Chakra and linked to the astrological signs of Aries, Pisces, Libra. It is connected to the element of Earth and vibrates to the numbers 4 and 6.

Emotional: Bloodstone has a very calm and steady energy.  It is a fantastic choice for anyone taking on a leadership role. It teaches us that a true leader leads from the front, is willing to make personal sacrifices and takes responsibility when things go wrong.  Likewise, a true leader is kind (if not always nice!) and looks out for the wellbeing of others.  Bloodstone soothes fear, irritability, aggressiveness, impatience, and loneliness.  It encourages us to be more self-sufficient and independent, while also being willing to support and help others.  Bloodstone gives us courage to face unpleasant situations boldly and is especially useful during times of crisis when quick and sensible action is needed.  If we need to set our own emotions aside for a moment, Bloodstone can help us do that in a healthy way.  When the moment passes, Bloodstone reminds us to tend to our own emotional needs and make sure we are healthy so we can confidentially tackle another day.  Bloodstone celebrates loyalty and true friendship.  It asks us to be the friend that other people need and to be the kind of person that other people can frankly admire.  

Mental: Bloodstone helps us to stay grounded, in control of ourselves and able to respond correctly to new and shifting situations. It is a fantastic stone for combatting the effects of PTSD.  Bloodstone helps us figure out how to be the master of our thoughts and to stay in the present rather than being yanked into the past.  It reminds us to be here now, fully in the present, and awake to its inherent possibilities.  Bloodstone gently but firmly councils us that there is no shame in being traumatized.  That the guilt for that pain belongs firmly on the shoulders of whatever created the trauma.  But Bloodstone also reminds us that staying traumatized – if we have an opportunity to heal – is a choice.  If we have been blessed with a chance to heal, we must be brave enough to go into the shadows of our mind, fight our inner demons, and return to the light victorious.    

Physical: Bloodstone is recommended for anyone who needs to manifest a warrior’s courage and determination in order to strengthen and heal the physical body.  It encourages us to take our healing journey seriously and to be actively involved.  It is especially good for people who tend to avoid doctors or gyms.  Bloodstone helps us to be realistic about our body and its current and future needs, and to boldly do what needs to be done.  It is an exceptionally good talisman for wounded warriors who suffer from PTSD, particularly men who might struggle to acknowledge mental healthcare needs.  Bloodstone dismisses any sense of shame and instead pushes us to treat our body and mind with honor.  Unsurprisingly, Bloodstone has long been associated with healing the circulatory system, heart and anything to do with blood.

Always use wisdom when considering crystal therapies for healing.

Mineralogy of Bloodstone

Raw Bloodstone
Raw Bloodstone, Morvi, Gujarat, India

Mineral Family: Tectosilicate

Chemical Composition: SiO2 
Cleavage: None
Color: Dark green with red spots.
Crystal System: Hexagonal/triagonal
Form/Habit: Cryptcrystalline
Fracture: Rough, brittle
Gravity: 2.6-2.64
Hardness: 6.5-7
Luminescence: None
Luster: Vitreous
Streak: White
Transparency: Opaque

Location: The most important deposits for all varieties of Bloodstone are in India. Additional deposits are located in Australia, Brazil, China, Germany, and the United States. An outcropping of beautiful Heliotrope Bloodstone has also been found on the Isle of Rum, Scotland.

Mineral Family: Bloodstone is a rare type of Chalcedony and a Silicate mineral. Chalcedony is a tiny twig on a far off branch of the crystal tree, scientifically it is a “subdivision of a subdivision of a subdivision, of a subdivision!” Silicate minerals form the largest family of minerals, including more than 25% of all known minerals and 40% of all common minerals. In addition to being a major part of the Earth’s crust, Silicate minerals have also been found on the moon and in meteorites. Silicates are minerals which contain the elements Silicon (a light gray shiny metal) and Oxygen (a colorless gas). Together, these two elements form a tetrahedron – a shape similar to a pyramid – with a Silicon atom in the center and Oxygen atoms at each of the four corners. These tetrahedra connect with other chemical structures, in six different ways, to form various minerals and rocks. There are six main groups of Silicate minerals, and these main groups are further subdivided into secondary subdivisions, such as Quartz and Feldspar. Quartz is a large mineral family in its own right, and has two main subdivisions, macrocrystalline (crystals that are large enough to be seen by the naked eye, for example, Amethyst) and microcrystalline (crystals so small they can only be seen through a microscope, for example, Agate). All microcrystalline Quartzes fall under the subcategory of Chalcedony, which comes in a wide variety of colors and patterns. One of these is Bloodstone.

Formation: Bloodstone is a type of Chalcedony, which is a fibrous quartz formed in temperatures below 100 degrees Celsius out of solutions rich in silicic acid, typically in igneous rocks. The silicic acid solutions flow through fine cracks and veins and into larger clefts and cysts. Particles of chlorite or hornblende needles in clear Chalcedony create a rich green color, with red spots of Jasper created by Iron oxidation. If the coloring is purely green and red, this type of Bloodstone is properly known as “Heliotrope.” If additional colors are present, the Bloodstone is called “Plasma.”

Mining: Typically mined from primary deposits which still have their original relationship with the host rock.

Enhancements: All varieties of Bloodstone on the market are natural, enhanced only by tumbling, cutting, and polishing.

Synonyms: Heliotrope, Plasma, Green Jasper, Green Chalcedony, Blood Jasper, Babylonian Jasper

Map courtesy of TravelBlog
Photos: Raw Bloodstone

History of Bloodstone

Heliotrope Bloodstone Tumbled StoneBloodstone is one of the most commonly used healing crystals, with a long and detailed historical tradition. It has been known by a wide variety of names throughout history, including Heliotrope, Plasma, Green Jasper, Green Chalcedony, Blood Jasper, and Babylonian Jasper. Today it is typically called either Bloodstone, referencing the drops of bright red, or Heliotrope, which comes from the Greek word for “solstice” and is thought to refer to its healing powers. For centuries it has been lauded for bringing courage, strength, and mental health.

It was first described by the ancient Greek historian/philosopher Damigeron in his work De Virtutibus Lapidum (The Virtues of Stones). He described Bloodstone’s incredible power stating, “Now, if it is put in a silver basin full of water and placed against the sun, it turns to it and makes it as if bloody and cloudy…the air becomes cloudy with thunder and lightning and rain and stones, so that even those experienced in the power of the stone are frightened and perturbed, such divine powers does this stone have.” Damigeron went on to call Bloodstone, “a preserver of health…offers protection against deception.” It was thought to be particularly good for detecting poison.

Vedic texts record the origin story of various gemstones including Bloodstone. Long ago, Vala, a demon, was killed and dismembered by the demigods. His body was scattered across the earth where it transformed into gems, including Bloodstone.

Although Bloodstone is a fairly common stone today, at one point it was considered quite rare. According to the Leyden Papyrus (ca. 250 CE), “The world has no greater thing; if any one have this with him, he will be given whatever he asks for; it also assuages the wrath of kings and despots, and whatever the wearer says will be believed. Whoever bears this stone, which is a gem, and pronounces the name engraved upon it will find all doors open, while bond and stone walls will be rent asunder.”

During the Middle Ages, Bloodstone was thought to be capable of making a person invisible. This power was referenced in the 12th century by Dante in The Divine Comedy, when he saw the damned in hell, “No hope of hiding-hole or heliotrope.”

Bloodstone has long been used against hemorrhaging. Europeans routinely pressed the stone against wounds. Spanish conquistadors later reported that Native Americans used Bloodstone for the same purpose. In 1574, Franciscan Frier Bernardino de Sahagun described how the Native Americans used Bloodstone during an outbreak of the plague, “The stone must be wet in cold water, and the sick man must take it in his right hand, and from time to time wet him with cold water. In this sort, the Indians do use them. And as touching the Indians, they have it for certain, that touching the same stone in some part where the blood runneth, that it doth restrain and in this they have great trust, for that effect hath been seen.” Europeans and Native Americans also had independent traditions for cutting Bloodstone into the shape of hearts for healing purposes.

One of the most famous legends associated with Bloodstone is a Christian one. Bloodstone was said to originally have been pure green Jasper which had formed at the foot of the cross. When drops of blood fell from Jesus Christ, they splattered on the stone marking it forever. Christian artists routinely used the stone for carving religious icons. The most extraordinary examples were carved so that the red spots appeared to flow from wounds on Christs face and body.

Ethically Sourced Bloodstone

 

The Miners sell to a Wholesaler Exporter.

The Exporter sells directly to the Lapidary.

The Lapidary sells directly to Moonrise Crystals. 

Moonrise Crystals sells directly to you.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Supply Chain

The Supply Chain is relatively short.

The Mine and the Lapidary are located in different countries, with one middlemen involved.

 

 

 

The Mine

This Bloodstone was artisanally-mined near Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India.  

The exact deposit is unknown, but most likely caused only minor environmental damage,

and would have been relatively low risk for miners. 

Learn More: Ethical Mining

 

The Lapidary

This Bloodstone was polished in Cape Town, South Africa.

The Lapidary is a family-owned business, founded by father and passed on to his sons.

Factory workers have safe conditions and are paid fairly.

The Lapidary is also the direct-importer & sells primarily at large gem shows.

Learn More: Ethical Lapidary

 

Sourcing Relationship

I have been doing business with this source since 2014.  They are the oldest tumbling company in the world and have more varieties, in more sizes, than any other known source.  The company started in California in the 1950s and was eventually bought by a British immigrant who had young sons.  Eventually the company moved to South Africa in order to be closer to the source of their best-selling stone and to have the legal rights to export it.  The company is now run by the sons and their childhood best friend.

The current owners visit many small and industrial-size mines personally.  For artisanal-mined deposits in sub-Sahara Africa, the owners work with Gem Dealers who deal directly with the part-time miners.  The majority of these Gem Dealers are women.  Some, but not all, of their stones are labeled with country-of-origin.  For those that aren’t, I ask the owners directly.  As I’ve learned more about mining practices in individual countries, I have become increasingly selective about what I will purchase from them.  However, they remain my preferred source for most of the stones I sell from sub-Sahara Africa.

Safe Handling of Blooodstone

Heliotrope Bloodstone

What You’ll Receive: A 100% natural Heliotrope Bloodstone

Selection Process: The stone I select for you will be carefully chosen for its beauty and appeal.  If combined with other stones, I always take time to choose stones that look and feel good together.

Origin: India

Polishing Method: Drum polished. Each stone is unique and minor variations are what makes them beautiful.

Details:

  • Color: Dark green with tiny red dots
  • Polish: Shiny and smooth
  • Quality: A
  • Shape: Irregular tumbled shapes
  • Size: Average size is 1 in / 25 mm
  • Transparency: Opaque
  • Weight: Average weight is .4 oz / 11 g / 56 carats

Shipping: Next business day – Domestic First Class averages 3-7 days.  International First Class averages 2-3 weeks.

Reviews

  1. Sarah B. (UK)

    This delightful package has just arrived, beautifully wrapped and presented. It even came with a teabag with some special tea that I shall enjoy sampling. I love my stones – they have gone straight into my special deerskin pouch to keep close to me. Thank you so very much for making the experience so special. I shall definitely be buying from you again ☘️

  2. Dana P. (Israel)

    These stone are so perfect i love them

  3. Gina R. (New Hampshire)

    Beautiful Bloodstone, buzzing with positive energy, packaged securely, shipped fast. Excellent communication with Julie! Love that this stone was ethically sourced, and comes with a card describing the healing properties of Bloodstone. Thank you!

  4. Beth S. (Kentucky)

    The Heliotrope Bloodstone has lots of good red speckles. It’s smaller and more irregular than those in the photo, but it’s polished so beautifully that its surfaces and curves are much of the pleasure in holding it. It’s big enough to ride securely in a pocket and it’s energy is strong, immediate, and stays with me all day. This stone feels warm even when it’s not.

  5. James G. (Texas)

    Lovely stone with nice energy!

  6. Paul G. (Hawaii)

    This one gets me stoned.

  7. Eryn S. (Washington)

    thank you for all the beautiful crystals, they all connected with me in some way and they all truly do look so nice together as well. It makes me really relieved knowing the ethical practices you hold as well because I feel that makes the crystals so much more positive and the energy seems so pure.

  8. Paul G. (Hawaii)

    I received my stones today. Thank you, they are perfect – as always!

  9. Emily G. (Virginia)

    I asked Julie which stone would help an introvert who has frequently frayed nerves due to working with high energy people (aka extroverts). She pointed me toward bloodstone and I’m not disappointed! It worked wonderfully for me yesterday. The stone is also much bigger than I was expecting and is a pretty, dark blue-green with red flecks. Thank you, Julie! I so appreciate all your kind help. 🙂

  10. Sherry Z. (Iowa)

    Most beautiful crystals on the market! Pleased every time!!!

  11. Lia Macirowski

    Julie picked for me a high-quality bloodstone which is now my favorite grounding stone! Julie’s exceptional customer service and informative website allows her business to stand out among competitors. Moonrise Crystals has definitely become my go-to place to purchase and research crystals and rocks.

  12. Will F. (Oregon)

    Beautiful quality. Thank you so much for focusing on sourcing.

  13. Luis C. (California)

    Super fast shipping. Thank you! And thank you for the tea. I will buy again 🙂

  14. Richard Z. (Wisconsin)

    Exceptional vendor!

  15. James M. (Ohio)

    All Good!!!! Thanks!!

  16. Dashiell C. (California)

    The crystals you chose for my first order were wonderful to receive.

  17. Judy P. (New York)

    My stones arrived and they are all sooooo beautiful and special! I adore them all so much. Thank you so much for taking such care in choosing my stones and the thoughtful packaging with the tea.

  18. Kirsten B. (Texas)

    Great, as described!

  19. Tempestt A. (New York)

    Thank you A++++! Well package with no problems from delivery.

  20. deannasava

    Julie chose a beautiful Bloodstone for me in line with a request I had made. I am a repeat customer and I highly recommend considering Julie for any stone you’re looking for.

  21. Jeremy R. (Arizona)

    Excellent transaction A+++++Thanks!

  22. Okechukwu T. (Thailand)

    Received in Good condition and with a little surprise gift.

  23. Michelle V. (Georgia)

    thank you!

  24. Cindie G. (Ohio)

    Items received as described. Excellent ebayer! Fast shipping.

  25. Patti N. (Texas)

    a beautiful stone—smooth well polished & good energy. Thank you!

  26. Michael S. (California)

    great very nice and kind! Would love another gemstone from her!

  27. Gregg G. (Georgia)

    These bloodstones are just what I was looking for. Thank you very much.

  28. Lowvene B. (Florida)

    Thank you so much! It’s Beautiful

  29. Carl D. (Iowa)

    Super Seller

  30. Ammy B. (Iowa)

    This stone has nice colors.

  31. Oksana F. (Florida)

    Super thrilled! Fast shipping, great price! Thank u! ❤️❤️❤️

  32. Karen T. (California)

    Beautiful crystals and wonderful seller!!!

  33. Slimane C. (California)

    Beautiful ! easy to carry in my pocket !good in size, shape, colors.

  34. Amber K. (North Carolina)

    Great shop, perfect!

  35. Lisa B. (Illinois)

    I had no experience with Bloodstone, so Julie’s help and insights made it the perfect choice for the grid I’m creating. Her knowledge, endless patience, and outstanding service ensure that I always get the most perfect stones for my needs. (And amazing tea! 🙂 )

  36. Lisa G. (Nevada)

    Good

  37. Marcus H. (California)

    Crystal received as promised & in superb condition. A+ Seller. Thank you!

  38. Gina B. (Los Angeles)

    Beautiful stone, and very lovely seller 🙂

  39. Gregory C. (California)

    Looks amazing. Will definitely be ordering more…

  40. Vince M. (Colorado)

    Nice colors. Thank you!

  41. Maren S. (Virginia)

    Super quality, Have bought stones from other online stores, but they are nothing like yours. Thanks for the superb customer service as always!

  42. Eric H.

    great seller, fast shipping, quality products, highly recommended

  43. Chris M. (Texas)

    good seller fast shipping

  44. Jamia F. (Maryland)

    Thanks so much!

  45. Judith-Marie M. (New Jersey)

    Very kind Seller!! Beautiful Stone!!

  46. Angelina B. (Minnesota)

    Thank you!!! Love it!!

  47. Jet P. (Maryland)

    good product and i am happy. it was as described! The seller is great and shipping was also fast! 🙂

  48. Sharyl H. (Indiana)

    I ordered this stone and many others from Julie. The stones were beautiful, everything arrived on time, and Julie’s professional and friendly demeanor made this a wonderful shopping experience. I will definitely be a return customer.

  49. Betsy M. (Tennessee)

    Beautiful stones.

  50. Yi L. (Singapore)

    Thank you for the excellent service and blessings

  51. Marguerite H. (Washington)

    As advertised! A+++++

  52. Amanda J. (Oklahoma)

    Received today. Beautiful item and awesome seller!!!

  53. Toni W. (Virginia)

    This stone was gorgeous! Very quick delivery and the shop owner is quick to answer any questions! I will definitely be ordering from this shop again!

  54. Danielle G. (Oklahoma)

    Gorgeous!

  55. Fernando M. (California)

    I loved the service

  56. Jamie S. (Indiana)

    Just amazing. I will be a return customer

  57. Robin T. (Alabama)

    Thank you, just the color I was hoping it to be!

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