Bloodstone (African) Heart Cabochons - 18mm
Bloodstone (African) Heart Cabochons - 18mm
Bloodstone (African) Heart Cabochons - 18mm
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Bloodstone (African) Heart Cabochons - 18mm

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These flat-backed cabochons are approximately 18 x 6 x14.5mm and are randomly selected. Due to the nature of this stone, it may feature natural fractures, mineral inclusions, and pitting.

Bloodstone, also known as heliotrope, is a mixture of quartz that occurs mostly as jasper or sometimes as chalcedony. Bloodstone is generally an opaque green jasper with red inclusions of hematite, though it may also be grey or brown. It occasionally features pyrite inclusions. The red inclusions may resemble spots of blood, hence the name bloodstone.

Mohs scale: 7

Family: Quartz

Locality: The main source of bloodstone is India, though smaller deposits can be found in Australia, Africa, the Middle East, Central Europe, and Scotland.