Monday, 20 June 2011

Bloodstone ~

Bloodstone is also known as heliotrope.  This medium-sized polished stone shows the markings most typical of this stone, which are dark green and dark red.


These necklaces are also fine examples of this stone and illustrate the wide range of colouration.


The highly reflective surface of these beads means that it's not all that easy to see the colours.  The dull red and green of the outer necklace is fairly typical whereas the tawny gold in the other is unusual. 


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