The red spots are drops of Christ's blood. From when he was working in the mines. That's what he was doing during those lost years the Bible doesn't tell you about. He was working in the mines. And obviously he was a bleeder. Knowing that, he probably looked at the cross and said, "Oh no, what have I gotten myself into?" Temporarily strung (claspless). Some red on green. Also known as heliotrope or martyr's stone. Kissin' cousin to fancy jasper and Indian agate. Even today, finely pulverised bloodstone is used as a medicine and aphrodisiac in India. Perhaps that explains why it is now rather difficult to find fine specimens of bloodstone on the market. There are about 90 beads on a 4mm strand. Also known as Martyr's stone.