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Bloodstone is a gemsona created by N.R. Wynter. An uncanny valley quartz with a terrifying grin. She is the bodyguard of a judge Gem. Bloodstone may also carry out executions if none are available.

Gemology

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  • Bloodstone, also known as heliotrope, fancy jasper, and blood jasper, is a variety of chalcedony, a type of quartz.
    • Its chemical composition is SIO2, has a MOHS scale hardness of 6.5 - 7, and has a trigonal crystal system.
  • It's a mostly green to green-blue chalcedony with red spots or patterns. White and yellow may sometimes be present.
    • Bloodstone's red color comes from iron oxide inclusions, like hematite while the green is contributed by particles of chlorite, amphibole, and pyroxene needles.
  • Bloodstones are formed at shallow depths and low temperatures. Fractures and cavities are filled with by precipitation of silica-rich groundwaters, creating bloodstones.
  • India is the biggest supplier for bloodstone.
  • Bloodstone is the traditional birthstone for March.
  • There are several lores tied to this gemstone.
    • The most famous lore is its ties with Christianity. It's said during Jesus Christ's' crucifixion, his blood permanently stained green chalcedony that were laid at his feet.
    • The name heliotrope comes the Greek word helios, meaning "sun". It was revered as a "sun stone", as bloodstone was said to reflect the sun onto itself.
    • Sometimes referred to as "the Martyr's stone", it was a common stone for carving sculptures and seals that that represented martyrdom and flagellation.
    • There is a belief that bloodstones could grant invisibility.
  • Metaphysically, bloodstone is a stone of centering and balance. It keeps the wearer in the present, giving them adaptability.
    • It symbolizes sacrifice, courage, self-esteem, guidance, and strength. 
    • Bloodstone can keep owner's calm, especially during survival situatons.