Bloodstone is a red and green variety of Jasper. Christian legends says that Bloodstone was formed when some of Christ's blood fell onto Jasper at the foot of the cross and stained it with red patches. Christians then prized this crystal for this reason, carving crucifixion scenes into Bloodstone. Bloodstone is also prized in India as an aphrodisiac, with fine specimens of the gem being ground into a powder for this purpose.

Alternative Names Heliotrope, Blood Jasper
Colour Green, Red
Hardness 7
Crystal system Trigonal
Streak White
Lustre Vitreous
Main Locations India, USA, Brazil, China
Chakra Root
Zodiac Aries, Libra, Pisces
Numerology 4
Planetary Mars 
Element Earth