Bloodstone (Heliotrope)

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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.

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Healing Properties of Heliotrope Bloodstone

Spiritual: Heliotrope Bloodstone is a highly protective stone that helps us remain spiritually, emotionally, mentally, and physically strong. It encourages trust in one’s self as well as in the Divine. It helps us move forward confidently despite obstacle, and awakens us to our real spiritual life. Heliotrope 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: Heliotrope Bloodstone is a protective and calming stone. It soothes irritability, aggressiveness, impatience, and loneliness. It encourages feelings of self-sufficiency and grounding. Heliotrope Bloodstone is the stone of noble warriors and offers gifts of tremendous courage and kindness.

Mental: Heliotrope Bloodstone helps us to stay in control of ourselves and respond correctly to new and shifting situations. It reminds us to be here now, fully in the present, and awake to its inherent possibilities. It is a wonderful dreaming stone, encouraging lucid dreams.

Physical: Heliotrope Bloodstone helps revitalize and energize the body. It has been used by metaphysical healers for centuries to treat hemorrhages and other blood conditions such as anemia, as well as healing the physical heart. It is considered one of the best immune-boosting minerals, and helps to detoxify and strengthen the entire body.

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 Heart


The Miners sell directly to the Lapidary. 

The Lapidary sells directly to Moonrise Crystals. 

Moonrise Crystals sells directly to you.







The Supply Chain

The Supply Chain is short and clean.

The Mine and Lapidary are located in the same country.



The Mine


This Bloodstone was artisanally mined in 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 Mumbai, India.    

The Lapidary is owned by two long-time friends and business partners.

Unusual for India, factory workers have safe conditions and are paid fairly.

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

Learn More: Ethical Lapidary

Sourcing Relationship

I first met one of the owners of the lapidary at the Denver Gem Show in 2017.  Our first encounter was short since it was my last day of shopping and I had already spent most of my budget.  But their tumbled stock was the highest quality I had ever seen.  A few months later we met again in Tucson and this time I made sure to see them at the beginning of the show!

In 2019, at the Tucson Gem Show, I was able to sit down with both owners and have a lengthy conversation about sourcing.  Unlike most vendors, they were willing to speak with me in-depth about how they make sure their business is ethical.  We talked about individual mines they source from both in India as well as how they source from other countries.  We also talked about how they treat their own workers and about the links between business, karma and God.   Their willingness to talk and their pleasure at the conversation makes me eager to continue to develop and deepen this relationship.

Safe Handling of Blooodstone

Heliotrope Bloodstone

What You’ll Receive: A 100% natural Helitrope 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: Polished by hand, one stone at a time. Each stone is unique and minor variations are what makes them beautiful.


  • Color: Dark green with small red spots
  • Polish: Shiny and smooth
  • Quality: AA
  • Shape: Irregular shape, usually rounded
  • Size: Average size is 1 in / 25 mm at the longest diameter
  • Transparency: Opaque
  • Weight: Average weight is .6 oz / 17 g / 85 carats

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


  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)


  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)


  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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