Talk about personality right here!! A deep green Bloodstone delicately wire wrapped and dressed in Spider Web gallery copper wire!! Is it Halloween yet?!! This clean and dramatic amulet is completely reversible, so be sure to check out ALL the photos to see both sides. The sphere measures 18mm and is free-spinning in place so you can "play" with it and see any side you desire. The copper wire has been oxidized, polished and sealed with a clear protectant to prevent any further tarnish and it comes with a free 18" or 24" inch copper chain (be sure to pick which option you'd like). It has also been Reiki infused to enhance its healing qualities. It measures:
1 3/8" inches / 3.4 cm in height (from top of bail to bottom of piece)
3/4" inches / 2.7 cm in width (at widest point)
In the ancient world, Bloodstone (Heliotrope) was considered to be the most beautiful of the Jaspers, a deep, earthy green gem emboldened with spots of bright red. Called the Sun Stone, and later Christ’s Stone, its energy carries the purity of blood and inherently speaks of life and birth, vitality and strength, passion and courage. As a talisman it is both mystical and magical, and its virtues are protective and nurturing.
The most widely known legend of this stone comes from the Middle Ages and claims the “Blood Stone” was formed at the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, when the blood of his wounds fell onto the dark green earth and turned to stone. Another version declares the blood of Christ, which flowed from the fatal spear-thrust, fell upon a Green Jasper lying at the foot of the Cross, and from this sprang the Bloodstone variety of Jasper.
Today, as then, Bloodstone is regarded as a gem of noble sacrifice and can offer courage and solace to all who are called to give of themselves for the good of others. It elicits the highest, most altruistic character of those who wear or carry it.
Bloodstone was treasured not only as a talisman of good health and long life, but was reputed to bring its owner respect, good fortune, riches and fame. It protected one from deception, helped overcome enemies in battle, and secured victory in court and legal matters. It was also believed to have magical properties with the ability to control the weather by averting lightning, conjuring storms or summoning rain. Bloodstone conferred the gift of prophecy as an “audible oracle” that gave off sound as a means of guidance or to warn of danger, and could direct spiritual energies to banish negativity and evil. [crystalvaults.com]
Chakra: Root, Heart
Zodiac: Aries & Scorpio