Bloodstone crystals, also known as heliotrope, are a type of chalcedony that is a dark green colour with red or brown spots.
They are formed through volcanic activity and can be found in India, Australia, and the United States.
The name "bloodstone" comes from the belief that the spots on the stone were formed from the blood of Christ dripping onto the earth during his crucifixion.
In ancient times, bloodstone was believed to have healing properties and was used to stop bleeding and to increase energy.
The ancient Greeks and Romans used bloodstone for carving seals and amulets, and it was also used in medieval Europe for religious carvings and jewelry.
Bloodstone crystals are used for enhancing physical strength, increasing courage, and promoting emotional balance.
They are also believed to aid in grounding and stabilizing energy fields, promoting purification and detoxification, and enhancing intuition.