All About Bloodstone
A Welcome to Bloodstone
A natural stone with quite a tantalizing name, Bloodstone will constantly turn heads in any crystal, gem and rock store. Raising questions like, “What is this?” or, “What does this do?” It’s questions like these that bring you to a page like this. So let’s talk about it!
Bloodstone: A Spiritual History
This stone, like so many, has been around for quite a long time with a rather unique history. This is a crystal with strong religious undertones and a very interesting story. Bloodstone gets its name from its natural look and many believe it to be derived from Christ’s own blood during his crucifixion. It has another name in Ancient Greek, which translates to something like “sun turner” with the belief that with water, the stone would turn the reflection as red as the sun.
With its deep connection and strong religious ties- this stone is believed to help one be victorious, spiritually protected and promotes the flow of energy throughout the body. Not only is bloodstone great during times of conflict, but it is also a strong companion when it comes to creative endeavors, inspiring movement and new ideas. This stone is believed to help inspire its owners to live in the now and help build self-esteem. It also happens to be the perfect gift to give to any March birthdays and athletes in your life; believing it to be their lucky charm and can build a stronger bond with them.
The natural creation of these stones are just as impressive and interesting as its spiritual connection. Bloodstone is a part of the quartz family, making it relatively hard stone and resistant to scratching; perfect for jewelry and decor pieces. Bloodstones are classified as chalcedonies, meaning they are cryptocrystalline formed from silica, like many other stones in the quartz family. It is the silica mineral that makes bloodstone and other quartz so strong and due to its colorless nature, also gives these stones its transparent look. Some bloodstones are composed of other quartz minerals giving some variations, this patchy and foggy look into the stone, which can be a very rare look. Bloodstone also has elements of hematite, which is responsible for infamous red spots on this stone. This stone is found in riverbeds all over the world, India, Brazil, United States, Italy and many more places.
Despite this stone's lack of rarity, it still remains a beautiful, strong and naturally reoccurring stone which would be kept in everyone’s collection. Regardless if you believe in its supernatural powers, you can always admire this crystal's history and creation processes every time you look at it.
So whether you are buying it as a gift for yourself, a loved one or just someone in the office; we have many gorgeous, handmade carvings to choose from. The different shapes, animals and figures our bloodstone comes in allows you to have a more personalized touch to your gifts, making everyone feel extremely special and cared for. These carvings are incredibly artistic and extremely creative; each standing out on their own! Whether they are the centerpiece of a collection, on an office desk, or by a nightstand! Each of our Kalifano bloodstones are museum grade and packaged carefully with the utmost care. We recommend looking at our bloodstone carvings if you are looking for a humble and meaningful gift.