Lake Michigan Hematite custom shaped, polished and bezeled in sterling silver pendant with a 22" 2.3 mm flat cable sterling silver chain.
Hematite, is the mineral form of iron(III) oxide (Fe2O3), one of several iron oxides. It is the oldest known iron oxide mineral that has ever formed on earth and is widespread in rocks and soils. Hematite crystallizes in the rhombohedral lattice system, and it has the same crystal structure as ilmenite and corundum. Hematite and ilmenite form a complete solid solution at temperatures above 950 °C (1,740 °F).
Because of its high iron content, the Hematite crystal stone meaning is associated with the ancient Greeks who used powdered Hematite to make a red pigment. Because of its intense blood-like shade when mixed with water, the Greeks named it 'haima,' the Latin word for blood. This mysterious stone with a silvery sheen is linked with the silver color ray, the shaded moonlight that mesmerizes with its bright and clear iridescence.
Shimmery Hematite reminds us of the stars, a force as powerful as sunlight yet soft and subdued. According to legend, the Native Americans believe that the stars in the sky are the campfires of our ancestors. Next time you're sitting outside at the campfire, remember the ancient civilizations and how they cherished the nighttime display of our stunning cosmos. Hematite’s message is simple--Go outside more and reconnect your spirit to the wonder and mystery of the lights in the sky.
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