Rough African Bloodstone
Bloodstone is a variety of opaque chalcedony with a hardness of 6.5 to 7. It is dark green with red spots and blotches. In the Middle Ages, the red spots in Bloodstone were thought to be spots of Christ’s blood, and magical powers were attributed to the stones. Bloodstone deposits have been found in India, China, Brazil, Australia and the USA.
Bloodstone is a great purifier, a healing tool for dispelling negative influences from the auric field and bringing one’s subtle energies into wholeness and balance.