Originally thought to represent the blood of Jesus Christ by Christians because of its’ colors (dark green with orange or red spots). Used to be prescribed as a cure for all types of bleeding. It was given to the injured or sick person to wear or place it over the affected area so the bleeding would stop. Scientifically it was probably the stone’s cold touch which caused the bleeding to stop. Also said to bring the owner strength, justice, and success in court and legal affairs, and allegedly make the owner prosperous in all financial dealings.