Bloodstone is legendary for its mystical, magical and medicinal properties. Sacred to Christians, who believe the dark red drops in this green jasper represent the blood of Christ. Bloodstone Genuine is part of Daniel Smith's line of superb PrimaTek naturally pigmented watercolors. Its' intense and velvety aubergine mass tone develops into a warm gray wash that lifts beautifully and provides immediate gratification when it comes to granulation, be it on hot- or cold-pressed paper. Bloodstone mixes very well with each of our more than 240 watercolors and is especially wonderful with transparent Rhodonite Genuine and Quinacridone Burnt Orange.