Bloodstone (also called heliotrope) is green with distinctive red spots that resemble blood, giving this stone its name. There is even a legend that says the bloodstone was formed from the blood of Christ dripping off his wounds at the time of crucifixion onto the green earth and solidifying.
This dark green sphere with equally dark red streaks was mined, cut, and polished in India. Its diameter is approximately 2” and its weight is 5.7 ounces. The rare bloodstone orb comes with a small plastic stand upon which to place the gemstone sphere.
Some of the spiritual, healing properties of bloodstone include:
- Quintessential symbol of profound and intense self-purification that benefits the whole Circle of Life.
- Noble and altruistic character.
- Capacity to function with strength, commitment, determination and courage.
- Willingness to face challenges and overcome adversity.
- Serenity to face physical mortality and death.
- Alignment with one’s dharma – one’s highest path.
This stunning sphere would make an ideal gift for a gemstone collector, for a loved one in need of its healing properties, or for someone who has created a prayer wheel in her/his special meditation space or room.