Hematite | Silver Street Jewellers


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Hematite, also known as haematite, is a common iron oxide found in rocks and soils. Hematite is polished to steel or silver-gray, brown to reddish-brown, or red. Hemaitite is processed as an essential ore of iron. Hematite can be found in  South Africa, Brazil, and  Switzerland.





The name hematite is Latin for "blood stone," as the color red is often found in hematite. Legend states that hematite can be found at the sites of  ancient battles where much blood was spilt. Hematite's color makes it easy to use as a pigment. The red chalk writing of this mineral was among the earliest by which humans had depicted their history. Early humans produced cave paintings during the Patheolithic era by using the red pigment from ground-up Hematite. Hematite has been found in graves dating back to 80,000 years ago. In ancient Egypt hematite figurines and small crafts were placed in the tombs of religious figures, such as several pharaohs.  The Iroquois and the Cherokee believed that when it was used as war paint it made the user untouchable.



Healing properties


Hematite tends to regenerate, improve, and control the blood, helping a number of disorders including anaemia and  is generally known to be a strong stone for enhancing blood circulation. Hematite has many positive health benefits, encouraging overall wellness, and detoxifying the body. Hematite will help you discover your inner elegance. With hematite an individual has a new  strength of character, and they can resolve several challenges including addiction habits, weak behavioral trends, and being a people pleaser.

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