Bloodstone Holy Wounds
Five Holy Wounds chaplet with round polished bloodstone beads and metal and enamel color image wounds medals with a seven sorrows image on the back.
More About This Chaplet
Bloodstone, also called heliotrope, has a long history of ornamental use, dating back at least to the Babylonians, even if the legend goes that it was formed when Christ’s blood fell on the rocks below the cross. It is a form of chalcedony with red inclusions, and was used in the Middle Ages in sculptures depicting martyrdom.