Heliotrope - AKA Bloodstone

Heliotrope, or bloodstone, is the original birthstone for March. This handsome gem is a variety of dark green jasper (chalcedony) with red hematite inclusions resembling spots of blood, hence its nickname. Valued since antiquity, this unique stone is a great alternative to aquamarine for those preferring a more masculine and/or non-traditional birthstone.