Hematite is polished oxide of iron and is heavily distributed in rocks and soils. It is colored black to steel or silver-gray, brown to reddish brown, or red. Hematite usually precipitates out of water and collects in layers at the bottom of lakes, springs or other standing waters. Usually when it occurs in the absence of water it is the result of volcanic activity. Hematite is known as a "stone for the mind". It brings mental organization and is very grounding and calming. It helps with original and logical thinking and decreases negativity. Use it to help balance the body/mind/spirit. Physically it has been used to keep the body cool, to decrease blood disorders, nervous problems and insomnia.
It includes magnetic properties, which boosts its connection to Earth. As a root chakra gem, it is supportive of grounding energies and encourages mindfulness. It'll bring you back to the present moment and help deflect or absorb negative energies.
Great to use in your shadow work, wear as jewellery (see our rings!), meditate, use in your readings or even use in your bath.
Approx 20-25mm Tumbled and polished
Ethically Sourced: It was very important in the crystal and gemstone sourcing that it was purchased only from mining suppliers that had the correct certificates that established their operations as safe and environmentally sound. My wholesaler is adamant on ensuring the crystals are fair-trade, where income is being used to support a diverse group of small manufactures and families. Most of the semi-precious stones and crystals come from family owned mines that are passed down from generations (like a family farm here in Canada).
I understand it can be difficult to feel a stone's energy when shopping online. When selecting stones for your order, I personally select the stones with intention for you based on the stock available.
There can be variance in the stone's colouring and shape, as is the world of stone, gems and crystals are non-refundable. No two pieces are alike. Each one will slightly vary in size, shape and colour.
Disclaimer: While using your gems/crystals in practice, please note that Hermit's Path does not guarantee any stone to have any physical or mental health impact. I do not make any claims that it will help. Remember, this is a personal practice... connecting with the energy is not a substitute for traditional medicine where it may be needed. :)