The name hematite is derived from the Greek “haimatitis”, meaning “blood-red”, because it gives rocks a reddish tinge. If soils or rocks have a reddish color, it is usually due to hematite, and hematite is what makes the planet Mars red!
Our hematite beads are a lustrous dark silvery-gray color. The faceted shapes glitter like tinsel!
Hematite is the mineral form of iron oxide. It is 70% iron, which explains why this silvery-gray gemstone is so heavy.
Hematite is well-known as a grounding stone in metaphysical beliefs. It is believed to bring its wearer balance and clarity. Hematite has long been used by healers to benefit the human circulatory system.