This ancient stone was used by the Babylonians to make seals and amulets and was believed to have healing powers — especially for blood disorders. It is sometimes called the martyr's stone as legend tells that it was created when drops of Christ's blood stained some jasper at the foot of the cross.
Many other ancient cultures believed bloodstone had magical powers, with some references to its ability to heal dating back to 5000 BC.
The Babylonians used bloodstone in their divination. The Egyptians prized bloodstone because they believed it helped them to magically defeat their enemies. They also believed it increased their strength or made them invisible.
Still others believed that bloodstone could help control or change the weather, win legal battles, or give the gift of prophecy. It was so loved for its properties, many used the stone in jewelry, signet rings and even small cups or statues.
Today, many still cherish bloodstone as a lucky charm or amulet and is prized by athletes or those who wish to increase their personal strength. Some believe it helps with mental clarity or increasing creativity or even boosting overall energy.
No matter how you use or wear bloodstone, it’s a unique stone great for everyday use when you want to look good or even feel good.