Bloodstone has a unique appearance, and a symbolic name. The deep green stone is flecked with red or reddish-brown spots, which reflect the descriptive name. It was said that when Christ died on the cross, his blood spilled on the green earth, turning it to this intriguing stone.
Further back in time, ancient Mesopotamians carved amulets from it to stop bleeding from battle wounds. It is thought to bring strength, good health and long life, as well as good fortune, riches, and fame. It is often worn to promote the gift of prophecy and for protection against evil.
This handsome bloodstone ring, circa 1850, is set in 18 karat gold and has a deep green stone with a smattering of bright red along the side of the ring top. It's a wonderful unisex ring, and conjures up an aura of mysticism, mystery, and the macbre!
Size (can be resized): 5 - 5.5
Weight: 4.06 grams
Materials: gold, bloodstone
Metal: 18K gold
Marks: Hallmarks illegible
Condition: Good antique condition. Some surface wear to the gold.