Blood Stone is also known as heliotrope; one of the gemstone forms of the mineral chalcedony (unbanded), is a dark green gem stone with red spots. The green of bloodstone is spotted with red, because of the presence of iron oxides. These distinctive spots appear to resemble blood, and provide the stone its name. It is considered to be lucky gemstone for Aries, Scorpions or natives of birth number 9. It is good for general well being and financial prosperity. It is particularly useful for bankers, financial experts and those dealing with insurance, banking, stocks and shares and financial manipulations. Bloodstone bestows the wearers with a daring nature, courage and mental alertness.
In ancient times, blood stone was used for medicinal purposes. It was supposed to cure wounds and cases of loss of blood, safeguards general and functional health, and guards the wearers against deception and foul play as also against unexpected untoward events.
In the center ages, bloodstone was attributed with special powers, since the spots were regarded as the blood of Jesus Christ. In Germany, hematite is also known as bloodstone, which means this variety is called bluestone.