What is Bloodstone?
Bloodstone is a variety of jasper featuring flecks of red in a background of dark green. It’s primarily found in India, Brazil, and Australia. Bloodstone has been used for centuries as a gemstone and is a popular choice for jewelry due to its unique appearance and spiritual significance.
Bloodstone is a dark green jasper with red flecks, often used in jewelry and amulets. Its unique appearance and historical significance make it a popular choice for jewelry and decorative items. The stone is often used in rings, necklaces, and pendants.
|Chemical Classification||Inorganic - Silicate (Chalcedony)|
|Color||Dark green with bright red spots, though variations can occur.|
|Luster||Waxy to vitreous.|
|Occurrence||India, Brazil, China.|
|Formation||Bloodstone forms when quartz replaces crocidolite, and as the quartz forms, iron oxide particles are trapped within, giving it its characteristic spots.|
|Mohs Hardness||6.5 to 7.|
|Specific Gravity||Approximately 2.58 to 2.64.|
|Diagnostic Properties||Dark green with red spots.|
|Pleochroism||Not exhibited in bloodstone.|
|Crystal System||Hexagonal (variety of Quartz)|
|Optical Properties||Uniaxial (+)|
|Refractive Index||1.530 - 1.539|
|2V angle||Not applicable (isometric)|
|Dispersion||Not typically relevant for bloodstone.|