Hematite Gemstone Beads
Hematite was used for making seals in Babylonia, and a frequent mineral used in mourning jewelry in the early 20th century. In the past, Hematite was used in creating blush. Hematite gets its name from the Latin word “haimo” (blood) because of the blood-red color of the powder that occurs when Hematite is ground up. It is found in England. Norway, Sweden, Morocco, New Zealand, Pima County – Arizona, Wisconsin and Michigan. Hematite is the state mineral of Alabama. Frequently fashioned into small pearl like beads, Hematite is thought to inspire peace, aid clarity, and balance.