African Bloodstone Beads
African Bloodstone beads are enduringly popular - and for good reason! These gemstone beads are a mix of mossy greens, fiery red streaks, and crackled clear color. While most Bloodstones are largely green in color, the hints of red add drama to the look of these bloodstone beads.
Also known as Heliotrope, bloodstone is a dark green variety of chalcedony that is spotted with inclusions of deep red color caused by iron oxide. The spots of red resemble drops of blood, hence the name “bloodstone."
Bloodstone has been used for healing the human circulatory system for thousands of years. This stone is often worn by athletes and performers to enhance endurance. Bloodstone is associated with the root chakra. Bloodstone is a birthstone for March alongside aquamarine.