Background * History

  • Hematite gets its name from Latin meaning »blood stone«. It’s a gemstone form of Iron Oxide, often found with red rust, so that’s how it got its name. When highly polished, Hematite can sometimes appear like polished Silver. As a gemstone in aggregate form, Hematite is always opaque and typically occurs with blackish-gray color. Hematite thin crystals are actually transparent, reddish or brown color.

Healing * Metaphysical Properties

  • Hematite is most commonly used to ground or stabilize yourself and for your protection.
  • It can help you with original and logical thinking.
  • Hematite decreases negativity and is helping you to balance the body, mind and spirit connection.
  • Hematite is also used for the relief of fever and pain from cramps.
  • It is considered to be a grounding stone that has a cooling and calming effect.


**Please note that all metaphysical or healing properties listed are collected from various sources. This information is offered as a service and not meant to treat medical conditions. Moirai.si does not guarantee the validity of any of these statements.

Gemological Properties

Chemical CompositionFe2 O3
Colorblack, black-gray, brown-red
Hardness (Mohs)5.5-6.5
Specific Gravity5.12-5.28
Refractive Index2.940-3.220

Origin and Gemstone Sources

  • Brazil, Slovenia, England, Italy, Morocco, South Africa, Bangladesh, China, New Zealand, Czech Republic and the USA.


  • Hematite is rather soft. Avoid the use of steamers and ultrasonic cleaners. Do not use any harsh chemicals or cleaning fluid, especially bleach or acid. You can clean Hematite using warm soapy water and a soft cloth. Be sure to rinse well to remove any soapy residue.
  • When storing gemstones or gemstone jewelry, store them inside a fabric-lined box or wrapped in a soft cloth separately from other type of gemstones to prevent damage or scratches.
  • It is best to remove any jewelry before engaging in any strenuous physical activity, such as exercise or sports.
  • Avoid spraying perfume or hairspray on your precious gems.


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