Crafting History: The Resurgence of Bloodstone Carved Gemstones

Crafting History: The Resurgence of Bloodstone Carved Gemstones

Carved gemstones, especially in rings and pendants, have made a fashionable comeback in jewelry. Throughout history, the unique pattern of bloodstone has been used to create amulets, cameos, seals and intaglios showcasing its enduring appeal and timeless elegance.

Cameos: intricately carved relief images, typically depicting portraits or mythological scenes.

Seals and Intaglios: for stamping wax seals on documents and letters. These carvings often feature heraldic symbols, family crests, or intricate designs, adding a touch of elegance and authenticity to correspondence.


  • Bloodstone derives its name from the distinctive red specks scattered across its green surface, resembling droplets of blood. 
  • Egyptians believed it held magical properties and used it in jewelry, seals, and sculptures.
  • European monarchs believed the stone to bestow protection and prosperity upon its wearers, making it a coveted accessory among the nobility.

More fun facts about Bloodstone

  • The red inclusions are often made of iron oxide or hematite.
  • Bloodstone is a variety of chalcedony known as Heliotrope.
  • Bloodstone is one of the two birthstones for March.

Metaphysical and Lore

  • Bloodstone was revered by warriors throughout history for its purported ability to enhance strength, courage, and protection in battle. It was often carried into combat as an amulet or talisman, to aid with victory and survival.
  • The stone was often worn as an amulet for protection and believed to possess healing powers, particularly in staunching blood flow and purifying the blood.
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