Bloodstone is a dark forest green form of Chalcedony. It is a Cryptocrystalline Quartz. In general Bloodstone registers about a 7 on the Mohs scale of hardness but often it scores slightly lower. It features splashes of deep red throughout the stone, thus its name Bloodstone. The red splashes are actually Iron Oxide more specifically hematite.
It is found through out the world but most prominently in India, Madagascar, and Brazil.
This Bloodstone Skull is hand carved and measures 2″
1.36 x 2 x 1.7 in
It is a wonderful display piece