The name hematite is derived from the Greek word for blood αἷμα haima, due to the red coloration found in some varieties of hematite. The color of hematite lends itself to use as a pigment, it is a shiny, dark-coloured stone found all over the world. It is made mainly of iron, which gives it its metallic sheen. It also gives it an interesting quirk of naming – although the hematite that we see in our daily lives is dark grey, its name comes from a Latin phrase meaning “blood stone.” Why? Because, when it is found naturally, the iron content is covered in rust.

Hematite is among the most effective stones for grounding oneself in the body and the physical world

Physical: Supports the blood, protects the body's fields from toxic energies.

Emotional: Encourages solid sense of self

Spiritual: Helps one believe in dreams and bring them to manifestation

Chakras: Root

Element: Earth

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