Hematite is a gemstone form of iron oxide. It is the principal ore of iron and one of the few gemstones that exhibits a metallic luster. Like most other gemstones with a metallic luster, hematite is remarkably dense and possesses an extremely high refractive index. In fact, its specific gravity and refractive index is much higher than that of corundum, zircon and even diamond. Its name, 'hematite', is derived from the Greek word for blood, since its color is red when thinly sliced or powdered.
Hematite Gemstone Properties
Hardness: 5.5 - 6
Specific Gravity: 5.12-5.28
Refractive index: 2.594-3.220
Hematite Color & Occurence
Hematite is typically blackish-gray to silver-gray in color when cut and polished in aggregate form. As a mineral, when thinly sliced it is red to brownish-red in color.
Hematite can be found in numerous localities around the world. Some of the more significant sources include Minas Gerais, Brazil; Cumbria, England and Elba, Italy. Morroco, South Africa, Bangladesh, China, New Zealand, the Czech Republic and the United States (Minnesota, Michigan, Arizona and New York) are also known to produce fine quality hematite.
Healing Power of Hematite
Hematite gemstones are thought to be very powerful healing stones. They are primarily used for alleviating blood-related disorders, especially when combined with the powers of bloodstone, one of the most popular healing stones available today
Mystical Power in Hematite
Hematite is thought to stimulate the absorption of iron and in turn, improve the supply and circulation of oxygen in the body. Hematite is also used for the relief of fever and pain from cramps. It is considered to be a grounding stone that has a cooling and calming effect. Mentally, it is thought to help calm the mind and clear the way for enhanced focus and concentration. Hematite is also an important stone for Chinese 'feng shui'. In feng shui practice, hematite is used for its protective force and for its ability to energize its wearer. Overall, hematite is an excellent gemstone for mental, physical and spiritual healing.
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