Bloodstone Beads -- Also called Heliotrope, Bloodstone includes opaque mossy green and brick reds, all in an agate base. A magnificent contrast with Red Coral, Jet, or Black Onyx. Legend goes that this stone trapped the blood of Christ as it fell. Therefore it's healing qualities are often associated with stemming hemorrhages and nose bleeds, and thought to heal blood diseases and 'purify' the blood. The redder varieties are believed lucky for soldiers going into battle, to instill courage, strength and power to the wearer. Hence it is also considered a beneficial stone to athletes. Place a bloodstone in the cash drawer of any business, and it is said it will draw a steady flow of money.