- a greenish variety of chalcedony with small bloodlike spots of red jasper scattered through it.
Origin of bloodstone
Also called heliotrope.
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Examples from the Web for bloodstone
The cases were sometimes of crystal or bloodstone, and enamelled designs and chased gold work were predominant features.Chats on Old Clocks
"By the bloodstone on her finger" she must fail not in proving that undaunted courage was the jewel of her soul.Mary Ware's Promised Land
Annie Fellows Johnston
I completed my cloth jacket, and Charlie gave me some bloodstone buttons for it.
Heliotrope or Bloodstone, a variety of quartz (chalcedony or jasper) of a deep green colour, with bright red spots.The Nuttall Encyclopaedia
Edited by Rev. James Wood
The burnish is given by rubbing the piece with burnishers of hematite (bloodstone).
- a dark-green variety of chalcedony with red spots: used as a gemstoneAlso called: heliotrope
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