Hematite - Color, Facts, Power, Mythology, History and Myths

Hematite Last updated : March 29, 2020 10:28 PM

Hematite is a grounding stone that is mainly known for stability and protection. The name ‘'Hematite” has come from a Greek word, which means blood. Therefore, it has been used as a talisman against the excessive flow of blood, and so is known as the "bloodstone". When Hematite is arranged like the flower petals, it is referred to as the "iron rose".

Hematite is an opaque semiprecious stone, comparatively solid and weighty because of its content of minerals. It generally emerges as a black, silver, or even brownish rock. This stone is sometimes used as a refractive stone in Hematite Jewelry and sometimes used as a jewellery piece itself. The popularity of the jewelry made up of Hematite stone was at its peak in the Victorian era.

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Where is Hematite found?

The noteworthy sources of Hematite can be found in Norway, Germany, USA, Russia, Canada, Australia, Brazil, Sweden, Switzerland, and Italy.

Healing Properties

The beneficial properties of Hematite include:

  • Physical Healer

Hematite is an excellent mineral for tissue regeneration, kidney and ailments, like anaemia. It also has a calming and soothing effect against inflammation, anxiety, nervous tension, and insomnia. The metaphysical and healing properties of Hematite are great in assimilating iron in the body and thereby increasing the count of red blood cells.

Hematite is equally good in healing the circulatory system and in this way it oxygenates, purifies and invigorates the body fluid.

  • Emotional Healer

As an emotional healer, Hematite crystals are instilled with grounding energies. The stone is a bridge between physical and spiritual planes, and excellently manages and balances the subtle bodies. It imparts soothing and composing feelings in a person and thus helps a person in getting rid of the pessimistic thoughts. It is believed that those who are going to take on some sort of work, which is high risk-taking or challenging, must keep a crystal of Hematite with them.

Hematite us superb in inducing the feeling of confidence, self-esteem and focus in the in the one who wears it.

  • Spiritual Healer

This grounding stone is commonly known for its safeguarding and powerful properties. Being a stone of spirituality, Hematite helps the wearer to be grounded and connected to the Earth plane. It helps the wearer to maintain and use spiritual teaching in his/her daily life, which he studies and learns every day.

Hematite speculates to attract luck in understanding people and thus forming strong relationships.

A variety of Hematite known as the Red Ochre is usually used for permanent red coloring, particularly in ancient spiritual manuscripts and drawings.

  • Heals and Balances Chakra

In relation to the chakra healing property, Hematite is excellent at energising the base or the root chakra. The base chakra is believed to root a person’s body and soul to the earth and keep it grounded. By being the stone healing base chakra, Hematite helps in maintaining the endurance and vitality of the person. By unblocking the base chakra, Hematite nurtures a person’s most basic needs and desires and keeps him stable, balanced and secure.


Hematite Facts

Some facts about Hematite

  • People in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries wore Hematite jewelry during the mourning
  • In ancient times, polished Hematite stone was used as mirror, which was believed to thwart and turn back the negative and harmful intentions.
  • Scientists of the Mars Exploration Rover Project also claim to have found the deposits of Hematite on Mars.
  • An elixir made out of Hematite is never recommended instead it is better to use it directly in contact with the skin.
  • Hematite is also believed to be used as a stone of foretelling. Put a Hematite stone nearby a lit candle so that the reflection of the candle’s flame can clearly be seen on the stone. Stare at it relentlessly, and think a question that you would want to be answered for.
  • Hematite is often associated with Zodiac Capricorn and planet Mars.

Metaphysical Properties

Hematite is the mineral form of iron oxide, which is one amongst the several iron oxides. The crystallization of Hematite takes place in the rhombohedral lattice system and it possesses the same crystalline attributes as those of limonite and corundum.

Hematite is one of the most general minerals. Hematite is responsible for the coloration of most of the red and brown rocks, such as sandstone. Not only this, but Hematite is also responsible for the red color of many other gemstones such as spinal, ruby and garnet to some extent. Traces of Hematite can be found in these stones. Hematite is much solid than pure iron, but at the same time fragile as well. On Moh’s scale, the hardness of the Hematite ranges in between 5.5 to 6.5.

The earthy forms of Hematite are generally dull or metallic in their lustre.

Hematite at a Glance

Cleavage None, may show partings on {0001} and {1011}
Other Names NA
Crystal Habit Tabular to thick crystals; micaceous or platy, commonly in rosettes; radiating fibrous, reniform, botryoidal or stalactitic masses, columnar; earthy, granular, oolitic
Streak NA
Refractive Index Over The Limit 2.94-3.22 
Diaphaneity Opaque
Moh's scale (hardness) 5.5–6.5
Sources Norway, Germany, USA, Russia, Canada, Australia, Brazil, Sweden, Switzerland, and Italy
Chemical formula Fe2O3
Lustre Metallic
Color Dark Gray To Black
Chakra Healing Root or base chakra
Birthstone December
Zodiac Capricorn

Hematite Color

Hematite is generally black in color with speckles of gold and other colors in which it is found are grey, reddish brown, brown, and red.

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All the healing properties are embedding in Hematite. I was also in a search of such a gemstone. I think I should choose it to wear. Thanks for sharing.
Reply on 8/11/14
Hematite is a best talisman with all types of healing properties. I think I should go for it. Please suggest.
Reply on 29/11/14
yes, if you find this gemstone as per your requirement and if it matches with your zodiac then you should try it.
Reply on 13/1/15
John Jennifer
Hematite is a common gemstone..but you have shared unknown and apt information...which is quite helpful.. Thanks for sharing..
Reply on 13/4/15
Hello John, first of all thanks for your appreciation. We feel good to share. You may try our new sections named, "Ask Mittens" and "Collection". On the former page you may get reply for your posted query and on latter one you will see a collection of jewelry which you will find beautiful and elegant.
Reply on 20/5/15
Thanks Jewelexi, I will go through your both the new sections. I must appreciate your job as you are working harder and parallely you are not charging any amount for questions asked. Keep it up!!
Reply on 14/6/15
Hematite stone is very helpful to assist you to embody the high vibration energy while at the same time aiding you to let go of any excess of energy.
Reply on 2/7/15
Hematite stone is quiet amazing and good in color.. i really love it..

Thank you jewelexi for such adaptive information.
Reply on 26/9/15
I like the way you present the information about every possible stone. Thanks for sharing!!
Reply on 23/6/19
I like your hematite bracelets collection and the quality of your items as well. Surely buy more from you. Thanks
Reply on 22/8/19
Very different and classy gemstone!
Reply on 2/10/19
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Reply on 26/11/19
I am happy to shop with you. It really feels good to buy these healing stones from you.
Reply on 23/1/20

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