Saturday, 4 August 2012

Hematite. Basically an X-File.


I love gemstones, and my latest passion is for hematite, the mineral form of iron oxide. 
Hematite is mainly silver gray or of a dark reddish brown. Its name is due to this latter coloration (from the greek word for "blood"). 
Hematite has always been appreciated and used in Europe, but its popularity in jewelry was at its highest during the Victorian era. Since my imaginary about that period is bound to steampunk literature and time travel stuff, I came out with this watch-rope necklace.


LIFE ON MARS. Mars was found rich in hematite, and the presence of a mineral mainly due to water oxidation makes easy to consider that...Once upon a time, there was plenty of water on the red planet!

HEALING POWERS. As its name suggests, Hematite has always been used as an amulet against bleeding. Allegedly, it's able to stimulate iron absorption in the small intestine, and improve oxygen supply to the body. It would be indicated for many blood conditions, spinal alignment, fractures, damaged tissues, kidney deseases, leg cramps, anxiety, insomnia...Well, blood goes everywhere, so I imagine is not that much as it seems!


SPIRITUAL PROPERTIES. Last but not least, also the effects on our psyche (= spirit) seem outstanding! Hematite grounds and protects us. It strengthens our connection with the earth, making us feel safe and secure. It stimulates concentration, enhances 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. It focuses energy and emotions for balance between the body, mind and spirit.
Dissolves negativity and prevents from absorbing the negativity of others.

That's what I found just browsing three seconds. You're free to add your own information!!!

11 comments:

  1. wonderful! thank you so much for lovely comment:)

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    1. it's always a pleasure, I love your outfits!

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    1. I love it too! And I swear it's wonderful to work with!!!

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  3. Interesting information about Hematite. I was quite fascinated to learn about the healing powers. Beautiful necklace.

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    1. I've always loved all concerning crystal therapy, it's so charming!

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  4. Wonderful, I love the combination of watch and necklace, such a lovely material :)

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  5. Currently checking your old post!!! this is an amazing piece!!! xx

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