Hematite Crystals Steely Grey Colour
Unmistakable hematite tumbled stones, ideal for collectors or for use in crystal healing. Their distinctive appearance also makes them popular with younger rock and mineral collectors but stones must be handled carefully because although relatively hard, hematite is also very brittle. All tumbled stones in our collection are available to buy individually or in larger quantities and come in a protective gift pouch.
Hematite is an iron oxide mineral and the primary ore of iron. Stones are quite heavy, exhibit a steely grey colour and metallic lustre and if dropped, will chip or shatter. The name hematite which can also be spelt haematite (pronounced hee~matite), comes from the Greek word for blood because its streak is almost always red which can be surprising coming from a dark grey or even silver coloured mineral. Streak in mineralogy refers to the colour of the mineral in powdered form and can often be different to the colour of the stone.
Hematite which is available in abundance is mined in some of the largest mines in the world. In some locations more than one hundred million tons of ore are mined each year. Due to its red coloured streak it has long been used to produce cosmetics and as a pigment in paint. Cave paintings dating back 40,000 years were painted using crushed hematite that was mixed with water.
In the world of crystal healing hematite is said to benefit mental function including memory and thinking capacity and helps with anything that's mathematical related. It's particularly effective at grounding and protecting, boosts self-esteem, dissolves negativity and prevents negative energies from entering the aura hence restoring peace and harmony to the body. As its name suggests, it has long been associated with the blood.
As with all tumbled stones the exact weights and sizes of these hematite crystals does vary very slightly from piece to piece but they're classed as a medium sized tumbled stone.
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Save 10% on 5 Hematite Crystals or 30% on 10
Weight Range (grams) : 7 - 22
Size Range (cms) : 1.7 - 2.7