Hematite has known favor amongst royalty since ancient Egyptian and Greek times and that favor continues today as a must for some fashion wearers. Named, after the Greek word, “Haima” for blood, hematite will streak red when rubbed against a harder substance. When polished it has a beautiful, black-gray sheen and, is often called the “Black Diamond”. Many people that wear hematite and hematite magnetic jewelry state they have a feeling of well-being or optimism.
Magnetic Hematite jewelry is well known for its healing power as well as its beauty. Many studies have shown that magnets are an effective, drug-free way to reduce pain from arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, sore joints and muscles and reduce high blood pressure. It is said to maintain the natural charge of the nerve cells, thus reducing pain, increase the healing process, boost the immune system and improve quality of sleep. Magnets help relieve pain from ailments of the hands, wrists, and fingers, as well as pain in the neck, back, and hips, and generally enhance physical energy and vitality. It also is reported to help tension headaches and light migraines. In some circumstances, people have noticed a difference within 24 hours of wearing the stones.