The very fact that hematite stones are magnetic amongst the huge variety
of metaphysical crystals that are non-magnetic, indicates that
we have here a mineral with some pretty amazing properties. Another important feature of
hematite that cannot be neglected is the fact that it is an iron based stone. Surely, a huge number of crystals
and semi precious stones have iron atoms within their structure, but in hematite stones iron
is the dominant constituent. In general, we can say that hematite is a stone of healing, grounding,
fortune telling, meditation, stabilization and protection.
Hematite is a great stone to have, either as loose stone (see the photo below) or as a gem in some form of jewelry. If you want
to purchase hematite gemstones online, you can check our suggestions here.
Color and notable occurrences of hematite
If you have ever seen hematite you already know how unforgettable it is.
Its color - metallic when polished, and with its somewhat similar
appearance as steel - this is quite unique stone. It can be found in Brazil, USA, Canada, Australia, Russia, Sweden, Norway, Germany, Switzerland, and Italy.
History and metaphysical meaning of hematite
We can say that hematite is a rather strange stone, heavy, compact,
quite unlike the other metaphysical crystals. Its very name is a mystery.
In ancient times it has been called blood stone, which at first sight,
after looking at a piece of tumbled hematite, is quite mysterious. However, when this stone
is deliberately scratched, scraped or polished it sort of bleeds and forms stains that appear like blood.
What are the metaphysical properties of hematite? Hematite stones are known to create a protective environment, a
sort of reflective shield around the person who wears them. This makes these stones convenient for meditation.
The created shield enables reflecting negative energies, thoughts and feelings back to their source.
This feature calls for caution, since likewise your negative thoughts can be reflected back to you. In meditation hematite nicely combines with rock crystals as well as with herkimer diamonds. It is only necessary to put hematite on one side and rock crystals on the other side of the body. In this sense, hematite is used to ground down the energies and information, that come from the seventh crown chakra, that is, from the higher spiritual and Divine spheres into the physical world.
Hematite can also be used for divination purposes. People say that one of the possible methods of foretelling is to put a hematite stone is such position as to reflect the flame of a nearby lit candle. One should relentlessly stare at the reflection of the flame and think about the question one would like to get answered.
Hematite is a male stone. This is obvious from the excess of iron in its structure, as iron is a typical male element. It is a stone of male love which promotes creating a relationship of love, balance and peace. Some say this stone brings mental clarity, better focus and concentration, clear thoughts and develops photographic memory.
Crystal theraphy with hematite
On the physical level and in crystal therapy, hematite heals and recuperates, as well as regroup the forces within our organism after difficult times and procedures, such as anesthesia, invasive searches, stress and devastating moments of one's ego. It helps in regeneration of the skin. Hematite is a powerful stone to extract negative energies from the body. While holding this stone in your hands, visualize the desired healing process and then put hematite on on top of the affected area or tissue.
But what really puts hematite over all the other stones is the blood related problems. This is perfect stone for blood circulation problems, anemia, and bleeding. Likewise, it is very good for healing wounds and cuts.
Hematite cleansing and charging
There are some basic measures of precaution related to hematite, but above all avoid contact with water. Hematite can be charged and cleansed at the same time if put on top of rock crystals. Hematite stone itself can cleanse a number of other crystals and semi precious stones.
An elixir made from hematite is not recommended. Better is to put several hematite stones in direct contact with your skin. Due to its strength, combine it with some other crystals, such as for instance, rose quartz, herkimer diamond, rock crystal or others.
very good info.my name crystal and i wanted to know the properties and all about it.thank you
Thank you so much for this article, it has a wealth of information. I have been designing jewelry for a few
years and hematite is one of the few unisex stones. I love its appearance and the benefits. Thank you once
again for the information of hematite ! May your days be prosperous
Thank you I recently purchased a hematite ring and dint know how to clean it.. great information....
When cleaning and charging hematite, why should we avoid water? Will it harm the stone or the wearer?
No, not the wearer, it could afect the stone. As an iron based stone, it's better to avoid contact with water.
Mineralologically, when put in contact with water, hematite forms a sort of interface - a very thin water layer
at its surface. So, it won't really harm the stone, but probably it is not a good idea to clean it with water too often.
where can I learn the weight in ounces of a hematite stone that measures 1"x3/4"x1/8" ?
If I am not mistaken, the weight of that stone should be around 0.3 ounces.
Just so you know, true Hematite is not really that magnetic. If you searched for information about
it at all you'd know this. "Magnetic Hematite" is a synthetic material that's actually called Hematine,
Hemalyke, Hemalike etc. Any "Hematite" that that is magnetic is fake. True Hematite will barely ever
react to other hematite or a magnet.
Well, unfortunately, the things are not that simple. Indeed, Hematite is one of the mineral with pronounced magnetic
properties. You can see that easily by checking, for example, the hitchhikers guide to magnetism - that is, their chapter on magnetic minerals.
Because we are now entering the field of complicated physics, I will only say without further elaboration that hematite is a canted antiferromagnet.
You must have been perplexed by the fact that hematite does not show any apparent magnetic features, like magnetite or some
ferromagnetic materials would. But, I repeat, this does not mean that Hematite is not a magnetic material. Only its
magnetism is more complex, and not that easily discernible by a non-expert.
Don Wilson says:
I find all kinds of bulk magnetic hematite, that is in one place called hematine, and mentions that most
magnetic hematite is really synthetic. What is the truth.
This is not untrue what you say about hematine Don. If you by the term magnetic consider only the behavior of strong bulky magnets, then yes,
you are right. But hematite is also a magnetic material, exhibiting very interesting magnetic properties, such as for example anti-ferromagnetism. It does not
mean that a piece of hematite will visibly attract an iron bar - no it won’t. Nevertheless, hematite belongs to the class of magnetic minerals.
Why is it that I can't wear hematite? My daughter gave me a necklace made of hematite and rose quartz. I wore it for two days when I began to notice that at the base of my skull was starting to get sore and swell the longer I wore it the more painful it became. After four days I decided to take it off to see if it was the reason for the pain as soon as I took it off the pain began to recede. Can you tell me why this would happen? Anything you could tell me would be appreciated. Thank you.
Hematite is really a specific, heavy stone. I usually wear it for a couple of hours a day only. It can be great
for relieving stress and anxiety. However, the fact that it is an iron based stone, along with its weak magnetism, can pose a problem with some people and in some cases. I don’t think we actually understand the full impact of magnetism (magnetic fields) on our physical body (as well as on our subtle, auric bodies). So, there is no rule here, you have to try each separate stone and crystal and see how they affect your body, mind and feelings. Usually,
nothing bad happens, but there are always stones of incompatible energy, or at least temporary incompatible.
Jocelan Martell says:
Yes, it is an interesting stone but my question was not answered.
I wear my hematite ring all the time, even washing dishes and now it is dull. How can it be shiny again?
Zam Polish is one option. It gives excellent final touch on most moderately hard stones. We’ve tried it
on silver, gold and turquoise with good results.
Thank you for getting back to me about this. I will try it for only a couple of hours and see how it works. The necklace also has rose quartz on it. I will let you know how it goes.
what can I do if my hematite gets wet, why is water to be avoided?
Nothing special, Jane. It does not matter if it gets wet, but I would not let my hematite stones stay submerged in water for
too long. It is an iron compound, and we all know what effect water can have on iron.
it seams that holding hematite on the hand , because it rases it temperature , it can only them , became with weak magnetic prorieties : that is why it is so useful !
My question about hematite is a bizarre one and everyone looks at me strange when I explain this. Any time I wear anything hematite, the hematite actually pushes itself away from me. I have tried numerous bracelets and necklaces and have witnesses of them "flying" off my wrist. Can anyone explain why this is happening?
Cindy, I can only say - thanks for sharing your somewhat strange but interesting experience. I am afraid that I cannot really
comment on why this is happening to you. The first thought I had when I read your comment was an unusually strong bodily magnetism.
Hopefully someone will know the answer. I can only ask if you have had similar experiences with other iron-based stones, like
magnetite or pyrite? Both minerals are iron oxides, like hematite, but with different internal structures.
I was recently at an exhibition, there was a booth featuring hematite. The exhibitor told me of the healing properties of hematite and said the shower was the best
way to clean the stone, yet the above article said not to use water on the stone. I am confused.
No need to be confused, Colleen. Using water is something most people would do to cleanse hematite, anyway. There will be no apparent consequences to that cleansing technique, but
still I would prefer using some of the other methods, if possible.
riz anne says:
Thank you for the information. Someone gave me a hematite necklace some years ago. I didn't appreciate it at first because of lack of knowledge on gemstones and crystals.
It's only today that I've worn it. Well, i believe, it has good effects on me. I feel so light today despite the workloads and stressful situations.
I was told that hematite was good for fear of flying, my son has to travel and has a real fear of air travel, is this true and would this stone be good for him, I have one with gold I thought about giving him.
It is true that hematite, in general, reduces stress and relieves anxiety. In your particular case, I would say it is worth trying - it certainly cannot do any harm.
I have read that hematite is good for aiding in legal cases... How would I go about cleansing and charging the stone for my husbands upcoming legal case. Is there a specific place he should wear/carry it and does the size of the stone matter?
You can cleanse your hematite stone either by using incense smoke, or by burying it in the ground (dry soil) for at least 24 hours. You can charge it by holding the stone in your
hands and employing your power of visualization. Then, you should carry it always with you. The size does not matter much, just make sure you have a real tumbled hematite, not
some synthetic stone, such as hematine for example.
Whenever I wear hematite, I get a very energized feeling right away. At first I feel jittery, but then it is just a constant feeling of energy flowing through my body, especially in my chest area, and it can feel overwhelming at times. I can only wear hematite for short periods of time. When I take the hematite off, the energized feeling lingers for quite some time too. I haven't worn hematite in quite some time, but today I made a hematite and bloodstone necklace for the Root Chakra, and sure enough, the energized feeling was overwhelming. It's amazing. It's like the hematite immediately opens up my energy centers...do you think this is what is happening?
It is difficult to describe the precise mechanism by which Hematite effects our energy field, but your are right. It has to do with the energy centers - chakras. Hematite possesses excellent grounding properties, meaning that it sort of cleanses the energy channels within our etheric body. As a result, the chakras begin to open, effectively contributing to the energized feeling you describe.
Hi, I bought two Hematite's and they are the magnetic one's. I am wondering if you can tell me what healing properties they have and how I can use them. They are small enough to put in the palm of your hands. Thank you.
If you by magnetic Hematite mean Hematine, then the healing properties are not so great. All man made stones are considered relatively weak metaphysical stones.
I have rainbow hematite cluster. I dont know where to place it since some say it can give -ve impact sometimes. So I put it inside a cupboard. I also have pyrite,
quartz cluster and huge amethyst geode. Pls, pls advice. Oh & our home is a very small apartment. Tqq.
For example, you can place your hematite cluster in or close to a flowerpot, and then use it whenever you need to ground yourself or utilize its metaphysical powers.
Danny Swiatek says:
After I started wearing my hematite stone I've noticed more positive energy in my life!
I just bought some hematite stones and they've been soaking in salt water for 24 hours, thinking I was doing the right think to clean them.
Should I get some new ones and not use these since you say they shouldn't be put in water? Does it modify or take their qualities and healing properties in any way?
It is not a big deal, but I would suggest not to use water in the future. Since loose hematite stones are generally inexpensive, you might also consider replacing the
stones you already have with a new set (in case you intend to do something important with them).
Amir jackson says:
Hi, my name is Amir, I have a book about all the stones in the world, and it talks about them and their effects on the chakra system. I read in one of the
earlier comments that someone was able to feel their energy better. I wanted to know if there was a way I could improve/work on the ability to feel the
chackra better by wearing my hematite, and what’s your opinion on out of body experiences?
Thanks for your comment. Working with stones, in a way, can certainly help to improve the ability to feel the energy of the chakras. This kind of sensitivity comes with
years of practice, but what’s even more important is to get involved in meditation and other forms of spiritual activities. This will ensure that
your attention is turned inwards instead of outwards, thus increasing your sensitivity to the subtle energy flow that constantly goes on at the level of the
What happens if my hematite bracelet used to be wet with water always as I'm wearing it all the time....
I don’t think wearing a hematite bracelet all the time is such a good idea. You can do that but it is
much more effective if you wear it only occasionally, when you feel the need to ground yourself or in order to release the
possible accumulated negative energy.
Great website that you have here! I have a question about a hematite divining pendulum that I bought from Brasil. Some say that the horizontal swing is a "yes" and a
vertical swing is a "no." I have even asked the pendulum which one it means and I am really confused because it sometimes swings in circles! Is hematite reliable?
The hematite divining pendulum, just like the other types of pendulum, represents a way to connect with your subconscious mind. You can and should ask your subconscious mind what
direction represents "yes" and what direction represents "no" in your particular case. As far as I can tell, though, and in most of the cases, it is the clockwise rotation which means "yes", whereas the counter clockwise rotation is "no". The
horizontal or vertical swings give a sort of undefined reply.
Can you explain more on the caution with having your own negative thoughts/energy reflected back to yourself? I am looking for a good grounding stone as I am up in the
air most of the time, and have alot of negativity internally as well as in my environment. Guilt, fear, depression, lack of energy to name a few. Ty in advance.
The point is that you should first work on the purification of your negative energies/thoughts/emotions. This is a sort of prerequisite for any type of serious spiritual work,
including working with crystals and stones. It is not an easy task, and it takes a lot of time, but it is a necessity. And the crystals are just tools capable of
amplifying our own energy. If we send them negative energy they might amplify it and reflect it back on us. For a start, make sure you are in a good mood whenever you approach
your crystals, work with them or perform your metaphysical crystal practice.
Thanks for your excellent web-site. The hematite bracelets I bought from amazon are like magnets and any iron object sticks to them. Based on your description, these bracelets sound like hematine not hematite.
Where can I find a true hematite bracelet? Thanks in advance
I am sorry to hear about all this. Obviously, the only way to make sure that you are going to get a genuine hematite bracelet is purchasing it off-line. Try to find a reputable crystal store, and
bring some iron pieces with you.
Hi, what I thought I was wearing hematite is not hematite, however it relives my pain in the body like shoulder pain!
Thank you for your information.
I have wiccans in my family dating to the druids and when I was in job corps it seemed everyone came to me to charge their hematite and to cleanse
it with my own energy. Could you explain why? I am not a practicing wiccan.
Hi, Sunnyray. I bought a hematite ring yesterday and i have been feeling better and better, it even helped me get rid of a rather unpleasant feeling in my foot.(but only if i
am wearing it) The weird thing happened today. I was wearing the ring, but put on a silver cross with a silver chain on my neck. All day i have been feeling slightly more tired
than usually, i even had a loss of balance for a while. I was out the whole day, went to an underground lake sightseeing place, if that has any influence. And now, when i
got home it was slightly harder to breath. Until i removed the silver cross and chain. Why is that? Does hematite not like silver or is it the other way around? Why could
this happen? Any advice or even ideas would be nice. Thank You in advance.
Thanks for sharing your experiences of working with and wearing hematite with us. As far as we can tell, the subject of mutual compatibility of various stones and metals is
of very subjective nature, meaning that different individuals often react differently. This may even change from one point in time to the next. This is no surprise, as
our auric fields are living, breathing systems, affected by everything that surrounds us, including different crystals, stones and metals. I hope this helps to a certain extent. All the best.
I've seen in some books & places that hematite is recommended to be used only for short periods of time, why is this?
Hematite can be a peculiar stone, especially for certain people overly sensitive to its energies. Even in general we do not recommend extended use of hematite. If you want to use it
a prolonged period of time, taking a break from time to time might be a good idea.
I heard that hematite can ground/neutralize/protect against EMFs from cell phones/computers etc. How true is this? How would i utilize it for this purpose?
The general idea is to have hematite stones nearby while working with EMF sources. Try to monitor (feel) your own electromagnetic field (i.e. auric field), and see it for yourself
if your aura feels more compact and less affected by these harmful external influences.
Jim Yawane says:
Currently in possession of a hematitate stone, perfectly round and weighs almost 2 kg. Trying to sell but do not where and how much will it cost.
Help and find me someone that maybe interested.
I really wouldn’t know, but maybe someone reading this page could have an idea about the price of your hematite sphere.
Trevina D says:
Thank you so much for this wealth of info on your site. I have had carpal tunnel for years and I wear my hematite bracelet and feel no pain in my hand when
I'm wearing it. Your site makes me want to delve deeper into the healing properties of other stones. Thanks again
Thanks Trevina for dropping by and sharing with us your experience about the healing properties of hematite. I am glad to hear that your hematite
bracelet is able to help you eliminate the pain.
Something curious happened to me today and I am still wondering about it. I went to a stone shop to look for hematite beads. The lady showed me a hematite necklace and as
she put it in my hand ,the string broke, spreading all the beads around... we were both astonished as I just held it and did not even have time to manipulate the necklace.
She immediately said this is meant to be yours , may it bring you all the luck you need. I'll sell you the number of beads you need.(We checked the string it was sort of nylon,
something strong)... But then I remembered that this is not the 1st time that an hematite jewelry broke like this. I had a bracelet that I was wearing broke the same way about
20 yrs ago.I would please like to know if this is relevant ? Thank you
I believe that everything that happens in our lives is relevant and nothing happens just by chance. It is, however, up to you to find out what exactly this means - whether it
means that hematite is the right stone for you, that you should not wear hematite at all, or something else.
Barbara Fields says:
Where is the closest place to buy a hematite bracelet with rose quartz on the Sunshine Coast of Queensland?
Maybe some of the visitors of this website will know the answer to your question. However, you can always try to find what you are looking for online. Here is a nice rose quartz plus hematite bracelet you
can purchase online via Amazon.com.
Sonja Hughes says:
Thank you for a great site nice to read what others have to say about this wonderful stone. I was so naive about stones and crystals until recently. I have been given a
Hematite bracelet by a friend because I have been draining the life out of watch batteries for years so have not owned one. She said it would ground me so I do not do this any more.
After a few days my lower back was aching (usually have to have injections to alleviate this on going problem) But decided to put
the bracelet on my back to see what would happen. My surprise no pain after just half an hour resting with it.
Now use it when pain is unbearable great for shoulder and neck pain as well. Also I leave bracelet on a sunny window sill.
Thanks for sharing with us your thoughts on Hematite. I am sure your personal experiences with regards to Hematite grounding and pain relief can be very useful also
to the other visitors of sunnyray.org. All the best.
Do you find that hematite can hold more energy/charge than other types of stones? I have observed this, and I also wonder, what makes this so?
Thanks for the interesting question. I would say that the energy of hematite is of such quality that it is more apparent to us (or we can interact with it more readily), whereas
the energy that can be stored in some of the other stones is of more subtle quality, even if equally potent.
Great website! I bought a hematite ring 2 days ago and knew nothing about the unique properties of this beautiful stone. A bit of background info, I have been recovering
from severe anxiety and depression for months now. Well, shortly after I put the ring on, I started to feel calmer, more confident, optimistic and somehow "protected."
(The word "protected" came into my mind while I was wearing it.) Now, reading your website, I understand why. Thanks for the thorough information, Sunnyray!
Thanks Susan for sharing your insight with us.
This stone is super effective. I used it for a part of my body that's aching. Not even a minute after and the pain's gone. I can't believe it myself. Truly amazing!
That's fantastic Kelly. Thanks for sharing.
I have found a large and heavy hermatite, it is dark gray with heavy silver glitter. It is about 4 lbs and 3x3x2 inches. I would like to know what the value might be ,if any. It is very specular.
What incense do you recommend to cleanse magnetic hematite, what is the best way to charge it and how often should this be done please?
Any natural incense will do. In order to charge it, you can expose your hematite to sunlight for a couple of hours or if you have
a couple of previously charged Rock crystals you can use them to charge your hematite stone. As for the frequency of
charging, twice a month should be enough for most purposes.
Thank you for your wonderful wealth of information sunny, it is truly helpful. I am in possession of several pieces of hematite, over trials of experimentation with several
different varieties of crystals i find myself drawn quite specifically to hematite, and like to use it during mediation with yellow apatite. what are some other stones
that may be well paired with hematite?
Hematite is compatible with many crystals. In addition to Apatite, you can use it with Rock crystal, Rose quartz, Amethyst, Herkimer diamond, and Citrine.
With love and light,
Thank you for the information, I was wanting to know how to cleanse and charge it. I just found out that it works on my restless leg syndrome. Worked wonderfully and instantaneously.
That is so great, Kristine
Thanks for sharing your experience with us. It is good to know that Hematite is able help with your RLS.
I was given a ring three years ago, it was much admired with the stone in it being Hematite and it fell on the wooden floor a couple of days ago and broke into three pieces, I didn't think this would happen ? as I always thought it was very strong. I have a matching piece of jewellry which is a silver chain with the same setting Hematite stone in a silver setting on it.
I am sorry to hear that your Hematite stone was damaged. Yes, they look strong, and they are certainly hard, but they are fragile at the same time. One should always be careful, even with the hardest stones.
With love and light, sunny.
I bought two "hematite" rings from Lily Dale. They were displayed on a magnetic board so maybe they were the man made type. Anyway, I put them on my thumbs to try
them on. Walked around the store for a few minutes and then decided that the one was a bit too big. I went back to find a smaller size, but when I put the ring back on
the board the would not "stick" anymore. I tried the other and the same thing had happened. Is it possible that I demagnetized the rings? If so, what does this mean?
Hi, is it okay to wear hematite on the right hand and amethyst on the left, at the same time? Is it also safe to wear citrine and black tourmaline at the same time, one on each hand? Thanks in advance.
I love hematite however every time I wear a pendant or necklace I get a huge headache! I have a history of a neck injury, can this be the reason?
For record I just want to say that hematite is truly a healing stone if your energies are focused properly,along with the help of meditation and other rituals...I bought it for "dirt cheap" on Venice Beach in L.A.,Ca and the day follow I have slowly but surely been noticing improvement. With the know how's on how to charge etc. I feel like I've stumbled across a hidden jackpot...with help of questions & feedback I say thanks for the insight! Peace & Blessings to all!
@Leni, yes, it is quite alright. @Sandy, yes it might be. You are not alone in this respect. Some people, sometimes report adverse effects of wearing Hematite. If that's the case, simply stop
wearing it for several days, or until the problem is overcome. @Rae, thanks for for your insight Rae. God bless!
My hematite never really comes into his own until he's had a quick blast of cold water :)
I wouldn't leave any crystal or stone submerged in water for too long. I find that it tends to dampen their energies as the water turns.
Hematite is very powerful. I would say it was too powerful to wear all day, everyday. It is best employed for a specific purpose.
and keep it away from electronics! A strong hematite will fry electric devices over time. If you carry it will in your bag or pocket, keep it away from your mobile phone!
Great tips, thanks Danielle!
Lorri Roden says:
I have been told my necklace needs to be recharged either by Sun or Moon (I use the moon beam), can you tell me how often recharging needs to be done.
Every time it feels like your necklace has lost its purity or strength. In that case you just cleanse it and then recharge it.
Where can I buy a "rock crystal" for the purpose of cleaning my hematite bracelet?
Usually you can buy rock crystal chips or even larger loose natural rock crystals in your local mineral store. They are relatively inexpensive and
can be used just as you indicated — for cleansing other stones.
I wonder if it would be a good idea to carry hematite with black troumaline. If negative thoughts come from yourself, which sometimes they can, and it's out of our control,
the BT can transform that to positive energy or get rid of it?
Thanks for the info
It makes sense what you suggest, but the best way to know if that will work for you is to try it out! Thanks for the comment.