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Bloodstone has been worn for over 3000 years. But did you know that it can also...

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    Root and Heart Chakra

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    Red-green with minor hues of yellow and white.

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    The raw stone feels heavy and grainy, while the tumbled stone has a smooth glassy surface.

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    1 / 10 Rarity

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    Discovered in Worn by the Egyptians as far back as 3000BC

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    Mined in Australia, Brazil, China, Czech Republic, Russia, India

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    Chinese name: 血石

General Care for a Bloodstone

Normally hardness is not an issue for stones, but your Bloodstone could score as low as a 4 on the Mohs scale of mineral hardness. That means it's probably one of the softest gemstones in your entire collection.

We recommend you keep from mixing this stone in a box or bag with other gems.

If you haven't cared for your tumbled rock for a long time, it may look a bit dark.

That's because it's sad you haven't held it in a long time.

Oh, and because it needs to be cleaned.

A gentle wipe down with a clean cloth or brush is all it takes to restore its shine.

One trick we love for shining crystals is a vinegar bath. This helps remove any calcium carbonite that's gathered.

You should only do this on crystals that aren't sensitive to chemicals!

And good news... Bloodstone doesn't mind bathing in vinegar.

How To Clean Your Crystal

If you're working with a raw bloodstone, you need to be careful not to apply too much pressure. In its natural form, the stone can be easily damaged and chipped.

But for tumbled and polished crystal, you don't need to worry!

It can handle a good old-fashioned cleaning because of its resistance to chemicals.

No need to buy any special products, just some warm water and soap.

Will It Fade?

Your Bloodstone is probably a dark green stone with segments of blood red. While many enthusiasts love the dark color, there are those who would prefer a more faded look.

Tough luck for those people, because despite some sites saying that blood stone will fade -- it won't.

Technically it will with A LOT of sun and A LOT of time...

But realistically, it doesn't fade.

So don't worry, your crystal isn't afraid of the sun.

How to Charge A Bloodstone

Charging your Bloodstone is as simple as placing it on a selenite charging plate or letting it bathe in direct moonlight for several hours.

This stone also responds to being buried in salt for 24 hours.

Or even better, buried in Mother Earth for 24 hours!

If you want to avoid an extra physical cleaning session, be sure to use a cloth bag or natural covering to prevent salt from falling into your stone's cracks. Otherwise, just give your stone a quick wash once it's charged!

Check If Your Crystal Is Real

If you come across a fake Bloodstone, please send me an email. I would love to see it.

Although the stone has some amazing healing qualities, it is not an expensive or rare gem.

The fake might even end up costing more than a real bloodstone.

If someone were going to make a fake version, they'd likely use a resin.

You can tell a fake crystal by using your sense of touch: a genuine crystal will always be cool to the touch.

Bloodstone Properties

Healing Properties

As its name suggests, Bloodstone is an excellent blood cleanser and a powerful healer.

It is believed to have mystical and magical properties, controlling the weather and conferring the ability to banish evil and negativity and to direct spiritual energies.

In ancient times Bloodstone was said to have been an "audible oracle," giving off sounds as a means of guidance. Even today, it's known to heighten intuition and increase creativity.

An excellent grounding and protecting stone, Bloodstone keeps out undesirable influences. It stimulates dreaming and is a powerful revitalizer.

- Psychologically

Bloodstone gives courage and teaches how to avoid dangerous situations through strategic withdrawal and flexibility.

It encourages selflessness and idealism and aids the recognition that chaos precedes transformation. Bloodstone assists you in acting in the present moment.

- Mentally

Bloodstone calms the mind, dispels confusion, and enhances the decision-making process. It can revitalize the mind if you are mentally exhausted.

This stone assists in adjusting to unaccustomed circumstances.

- Emotionally

Bloodstone helps in grounding the heart energy.

It reduces irritability, aggressiveness, and impatience. Spiritually, Bloodstone assists in bringing spirituality into everyday life.

Physical Properties

This crystal is a member of the chalcedony of gems, which is a subset of the quartz family. It grows in a near trigonal crystal structure, ranking it a 7 on the Mohs scale of mineral hardness. However, the stone can be as soft as a 4.

The most classic color of Bloodstone is a deep forest green with blood red splattered throughout.

However, Bloodstone can be mostly white, yellow, red, or orange. These colors are more rare but not uncommon.

The Chinese prefer gems that are completely red, rather than the classical green. This is because in China red is a sign of good luck.

The green color comes from tiny inclusions of chlorite, amphibole, and pyroxene.

The splashes of red are pools of iron oxide minerals.


This crystal is a lot of things... rare is not one of them.

It's common to find this stone selling for as low as $1 per carat, although larger stones will be pricier.

It's been used by the Greeks, Egyptians, Chinese, and Native Americans throughout history.

You should have no problem finding and buying this stone no matter where you live in the world.

Bloodstone is one the best crystal for beginners looking to start their collection.

Highly recommend.

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