Healing Properties of Hematite
Hematite is the most powerful gemstone to use for grounding. It can help you clear away confusion and orient you toward practical action in the real world. It brings the energy of higher consciousness down through the chakras to your root, and helps you transform that energy into physical reality.
Hematite bracelets are handy to have on hand when you are working with higher-chakra gemstones, to keep you grounded.
Hematite as a Gemstone
Hematite is the mineral form of iron oxide. Hematite beads are striking, being shiny and black when polished. They are heavy for their size.
There are man-made stones called magnetic hematite, hematine, hemalyke, or hemalike that look very similar to hematite and are far more commonly sold for jewelry-making than natural hematite. Some are made of a mixture of ground up hematite and other minerals, and some are made entirely of other minerals. They are often labelled as hematite, so check your sources when buying this stone.