Grey-black, dark reddish-brown, shiny metallic
OriginUSA, Canada, UK, Italy, Switzerland, Sweden
VirtuesHematite symbolizes courage. It is said to protect the wearer's vital energy and believed to guarantee survival.
SpecificationsHematite is opaque and has a black sheen. It is often found in iron deposits and also associated with volcanic lava.
HistoryThe Ancient Egyptians used hematite to staunch blood and to promote the formation of new blood. Hematite has been found in nearly every pharaoh's tomb, for support in the afterlife.
During the Middle Ages, it was known as 'blood stone', since the water used for polishing it turns red in the process. Because of its stryptic properties, it was often given to warriors going to battle.