Hematit smykkesten

Hematit er meget jordforbindende. Udvikler original tankegang. Styrker det maskuline, udholdenhed, hukommelse og handlekraft. Opløser og ændrer negativitet. Hjælper til at balancere sind, krop og sjæl. God for kredsløbet, menstruationsproblemer og søvnløshed.

Stjernetegn: Vandmanden, Fisken, Vædderen, Krebsen, Skorpionen, Skytten, Stenbukken.

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Hematit smykkesten Color

Hematit smykkesten is typically blackish-gray to silver-gray in color when cut and polished in aggregate form. As a mineral, when thinly sliced it is red to brownish-red in color.

Hematit smykkesten Clarity and Luster

Hematite has a dull iron luster when unworked, but when cut and polished, it exhibits the strongest and most reflective luster known as metallic luster. Gemstones with metallic luster have a reflective surface similar to polished metal. Hematite gemstones are opaque, but transparent when sliced into thin plates.

Hematit smykkesten Cut and Shape

As a gemstone, hematite is typically cut en cabochon. It is often carved into ornamental objects and is also used in intaglio etchings. The most common shapes include hearts, trillions and traditional ovals, rounds and pears. Most hematite gemstones are quite large, often weighing 20 carats or more.

Hematit smykkesten Treatment

Hematite is not known to be treated or enhanced in any way. However, when used industrially, it can be artificially altered through heating.

Hematite Facts, Information and Description

Hematite is a very common mineral consisting of iron oxide. Its color ranges from steel gray to almost black (specular hematite), brown to reddish brown, or red. The variety known as rainbow hematite exhibits colors similar to oil patches on water. The drusy form of rainbow hematite is quite fragile and is usually backed with a quartz material to increase the stone’s durability.

While the forms vary, they all have a rust-red streak. Hematite is harder than pure iron, but it is much more brittle.

The name hematite is derived from the Greek word haimatites for blood.

It is mined in Australia, Brazil (rainbow variety), England, Mexico, the United States and Canada. It is the state mineral of Alabama, USA where approximately 375 million tons were mined between l840 and 1975.

Hematite (iron ore) is a very common mineral on Earth and it also occurs everywhere on the planet Mars where it is responsible for the planet’s distinctive red color. It was first identified on Mars by the Thermal Emission Spectrometer (TES), aboard Mars Global Surveyor.

Rainbow hematite is the trade name given foliated specular hematite which comes from a mine near Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil.

An important pigment known as “red ochre” it was used in cave paintings and paint pigment.

Hematite Folklore, Legend and Healing Properties:

In ancient times it was believed that large deposits of hematite formed on battlegrounds where soldiers were injured and lost blood from their battles.

The ancient Egyptians placed hematite objects inside their tombs.

Hematite is believed to be a healing and grounding stone, strengthening the body and lessening life’s stresses.

It is thought to reduce stress and enhance one’s personal magnetism. It is also thought to increase optimism and courage and helpful in transforming negativity.

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