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Bloodstone a chalcedony quartz (also called heliotrope) is green with distinctive red spots that resemble blood, giving this stone its name. Bloodstones are used as good luck charms to protect against the evil eye and is the symbol of justice.


Bloodstone along with aquamarine is traditional birthstones of Pisces (Fish): Feb. 19 – March 20.

Healing ability:

This stone relieves stomach and bowel pain. It strengthens blood-purifying organs and improves blood circulation. Bloodstone has a positive influence on a bladder.

Spiritual power:

Bloodstone is used to help one become more knowledgeable in the ways of the world and believed to be a very magical stone.