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Learn more about Hematite Beads

Hematite Beads are great for adding a sleek and chromatic feel to your jewelry and interior design projects! Here at The Bead Chest, we offer a wide variety of interestingly cut and faceted Hematite Beads. Whether you’re looking to incorporate the classic silver tones of Hematite or looking to mix it up with vibrant blue Hematite strands we know we have got the perfect artisan Hematite strand for your next design endeavor.

Hematite is one of the oldest known iron minerals that has formed on Earth. Hematite is naturally forming and occurs in black, steel brown, gray, silver with reddish tones and spots throughout. Many stones and crystal artisans heat treat and electro treat Hematite stones and beads to change its color into various bright and luminescent colors. Hematite can be found forming all over the world. Hematite is especially common in places with natural hot springs. It can be found in copious amounts in North America in places like Yellowstone National Park.

The name Hematite is derived from the Greek word haimatites, which roughly translates to the English word blood. Interestingly enough Hematite stones and beads are actually magnetic. In many new age communities, Hematite stones and jewelry are prized due to their many believed metaphysical healing properties. Many believe that wearing Hematite jewelry actually helps one be more balanced. Many say that if you’re drawn to Hematite jewelry and beads it is because you’re in a place in your life where you need help grounding and balancing your energy. It is also believed that Hematite activates the root chakra and can help one feel connected to nature and the Earth. Many say that wearing Hematite beads and jewelry also helps support blood circulation and can help one jump-start their day in the morning.

Now that you know a little bit more about our lovely Hematite strands and where they come from; please feel free to take your time browsing this handpicked selection of artisan Hematite bead strands. We know you’ll be able to find a great handcrafted strand that fits your unique design aesthetic.