African Bloodstone is a gemstone composed primarily of chalcedony. It ranges in color from milky opaque to deep green, with flecks or intrusions of red hematite. The red hematite intrusions within the stone have the appearance of splotches of blood, hence the name. There are historical references to bloodstone having magical properties, and it was believed the stone could make the wearer invisible.
With its wide variety of natural base colors with accents of vibrant red, African Bloodstone is a lovely gemstone to use as the main bead in your jewelry projects and a great bead to add to your collection.
African Bloodstone is believed to enhance endurance and strength and is frequently used for its healing properties, especially purifying the circulatory system and stopping hemorrhaging. Strength and longevity are also associated with this stone.