Hematite, Brown, Tumbled
Hematite has an extremely variable appearance. Its luster can range from earthy to submetallic to metallic. Its color ranges include red to brown and black to gray to silver. This is a brown variety.
A "stone for the mind", Hematite stimulates concentration and focus, enhancing memory and original thought. Hematite utilises the magnetic qualities of our yin-yang energies to balance the meridians within the body and to provide a stable equilibrium between the ethereal nervous system and the physical nervous system.
The surprising thing about hematite is that when it is ground into a fine powder it is always red! It is amazing that a black or especially a silver mineral becomes red when it is powdered!
The color of powdered hematite is what inspired its name. The name "hematite" is derived from the Greek word "haimatos" which means "blood red".
Each piece measures approximately 18 - 20 mm. Sold in singles.