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“The Martyr's Gem”


Description from Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick: I chose the 30mm bloodstone coin as my focal point since I've never used bloodstone before. (Just got some rounds and I love it!) Then, of course, I had to look up it's background.
Bloodstone is considered a stone of courage, sometimes called "the Martyr's Gem". "The legend of the origin of bloodstone says that it was first formed when some drops of Christ's blood fell and stained some jasper at the foot of the cross." It is also used in healing to promote the flow of energy and to aid in the circulation of blood.


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  1. CAS
    CAS says:

    Love the pick Jeanne, and the story. It’s such an interesting stone, so different in it’s coloring. I used the Tumbled Nuggets in this necklace a while back (you might have seen it already):

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  2. movie chick aka susan
    movie chick aka susan says:

    CAS – very cool jewelry!

  3. movie chick aka susan
    movie chick aka susan says:

    great pick Jeanne!!!

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    Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick says:

    I love that necklace, Christine! You inspired me to use some larger “focal” pieces on the side after I first saw it.
    I just have the 4mm’s at the moment. But when I let myself buy again, I’m sure I’ll get more. The color is so rich!

    Thank you Susan!

  5. Shannon aka Silly Chick
    Shannon aka Silly Chick says:

    Wow – this pick is astounding!! Love the name of your pick to!! Don’t know about the origin of the stone, but it’s got my blood flowin!!!! Into faves!!!

  6. Shannon aka Silly Chick
    Shannon aka Silly Chick says:

    Oops, knew I was forgetting something! CAS that necklace is really pretty – did you use sterling? The lampwork focal is so neat! I simply cannot wait for the gallery to be up!!! We’re gonna have so much fun!!! :)

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    D D Mystic Chick says:

    nice pick Gem Chick! like reading up on gemstone energies/properties too… while I don’t totally believe I figure, eh, can’t hurt :) …mind over matter!
    Nice necklace CAS! the lampwork beads are very cool!

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    Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick says:

    D – I’m with you really. I am by no means any kind of a fanatic with this stuff. I have fun researching the gems and my friends enjoy a little “folklore” with their purchases (or gifts. And like you said – it can’t hurt.
    ps – thanks fo rthe compliment on the pick!

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    Classy Chick JbyJill says:

    Very nice pick!! I really like the Bloodstone, although I have never used it!!
    CAS~ Your necklaces are beautiful!! Can you tell me where you got your chain??? Stunning!! :)

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