Name: Hematite
Color(s): silvery metallic black
Mineral Information: iron oxide
Chemical Make-up: Fe02
Hardness: 5-6
Where they are found: Canada around Lake Superior, Brazil, Venezuela, and England.
About Stone: Hematite beads are striking, being shiny and black in color. They are heavy for their size. Hematite generally occurs as massive opaque material with a metallic luster, showing an incredible blood red color when cut or ground. It may however, also occur as short, black rhombohedral crystals as well, and may have iridescent surfaces.
When the minerals are arranged like petals on a flower, it is called an “Iron Rose”.
Zodiac Association: Aries and Aquarius
Metaphysical Properties: The stone of the mind. It helps with memory, intellectual knowledge and the realizations of limitations. A calming stone that balances the nervous system & brings balance between the body, mind and spirit. It helps in attaining a meditative state and feeling more grounded.