Glossary of Gemstones: H


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Hematite is a naturally occurring mineral of iron oxide found in igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks. It is an unusually heavy gemstone which looks similar to a metal and makes a good grounding gemstone. Hematite colours can range from steel-gray, red, reddish brown, black, metallic, streak dark red, cherry-red, or brownish red. Haematite is sometimes used as beads to imitate black pearls and is very commonly seen in gent’s rings.

Healing ability:

The hematite gemstone is said neutralizes emotional negativity and has a positive effect on love and relationships. It also aids mental clarity, concentration, memory, self-control, practicality and original thinking. It helps to fight against venereal diseases and has a positive influence on the bladder.

Spiritual power:

This stone has good healing and grounding power, it strengthens the body and improves resistance to stress.