Hematite is a crystal that’s found in black to silver grey shades, but can also have some reddish-brown, brown or red coloring. It features a metallic to luster finish with high opacity. Hematite is mostly known for its grounding and protecting energies. It can also bring about strength, balance, security and self- belief.
We offer a large variety of Hematite pieces that may include gorgeous carvings like tumbled stones, pyramids, jewelry pieces and others. We even have some specimens that have mineral inclusions such as Quartz, Calcite and others! Read more about hematite at the bottom of the page!
Hematite belongs to the Oxide group of minerals. It can both be found in places with still waters and mineral hot springs where the mineral precipitates in the water forming multiple layers at the very bottom. It also forms due to volcanic activity in many igneous rocks as a weathering product of siderite and magnetite or in sedimentary rocks as a pigmenting agent.It mainly consist of iron but some inclusions that can be found are titanium, aluminum, manganese and others. Depending on the concentration of these elements there can be different varieties of this mineral such as Iron Rose, Specularite, Martite and others.
Hematite is an iron oxide mineral. It has a 5.5 to 6.5 score on the Mohs scale which means it’s a hard mineral that might be scratched. The fracture type is uneven to subconchoidal when raw pieces crack.
Hematite was named due to the red coloration that is present in some varieties. The name comes from the Greek word “haima” which means blood.
Where is Hematite Found?
Hematite is a common crystal, coming from tons of places including the United States, Canada, Venezuela and the Minas Gerais in Brazil for example.
Hematite is the best stone an empath could own because it helps them get rid of any negative energy that they might’ve picked up from others. It’s also especially helpful for diminishing people pleasing patterns and some other behaviors which tend to be addictive. With this it brings about a lot of strength, courage and confidence in your life that will push you to fulfill your deepest desires. It can even aid you in feeling more secure, safe and grounded because it’s connected to the Root Chakra. If you’re in need of some major rebalancing in your inner world then feel free to try this stone out!
What is Hematite Used For?
Hematite crystals can be used in many different ways. To get the most out of it you can opt for wearing some jewelry pieces made out of this gemstone. Another great alternative to bring in some more grounding into your life is by introducing this crystal to your meditations, Root Chakra cleansing practices and crystal grids. You can also place this crystal in your space with the help of Feng Shui guidelines like in your office for concentration and confidence or near your entrance for keeping the negative energy from entering your home. This can also be the perfect gift for your Aquarius and Aries loved ones!
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