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Bloodstone is a variety of Chalcedony (cryptocrystalline quartz) that is traditionally opaque dark green jasper with red inclusions of iron oxides.  Bloodstone’s alternate name, heliotrope, comes from the ancient Greek word that means “to turn the sun.”  In ancient times, these March birthstones were believed to turn the sun red if they were placed in water. The name bloodstone derives from the belief by some that the color pattern has religious significance, representing the blood of Christ.

Several metaphysical properties have been attributed to this March birthstone. They include increasing strength, giving invisibility, and preserving health and youth. In modern times, many believe the bloodstone birthstone to be a lucky charm, as it is prized by athletes and others who want to grow their strength. Even today in India, fine bloodstones may be crushed into a powder and used as an aphrodisiac.

 

Historically speaking, Bloodstone is typically cut into amulets and carved with a family’s Coat of Arms or Crest. These bloodstone intaglios could then be placed in signet rings and used as melted wax seals.  

 

Today, most Bloodstone is cut into various sizes and shapes of Cabochon, similar to this 39x24mm oval piece, and set it in this 14kt Gold-plated Cinch Pendant.

 

For this Pendant, we recommend a 20” or 24” Medium Figaro 14kt Yellow Gold-Filled Chain,  # 1248.

 

We'll be shipping this item in a very attractive Gift box and include a matching tote bag and crinkled paper. You'll be ready to present this gift in only a few minutes. All buttoned up, pretty, and sophisticated.

 

Please be aware that the items in our photos are often much larger than actual. This is done intentionally to give you a closeup view.

March Birthstone - Bloodstone in 14kt Yellow Gold # 8085

SKU: 8085
$207.00Price
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