Bloodstone, a Dark Green Semi-Precious Stone with Red Flecks

bloodstone Pi Ring Bloodstone is an opaque chalcedony that is usually a very dark green, and distinguished by its flecks of red said to be the blood of Jesus when he was nailed to the cross. (Chalcedony is a microcrystalline quartz with a hardness of 6.5 to 7.)

It was once used for medicinal purposes to stop bleeding.

Strands of dark green bloodstone with light green aventurine and gold Chinese cloisonné beads.
Strands of dark green bloodstone with light green aventurine and gold Chine cloisonné beads More of  Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge: It Is Easy Being Green.

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