Friday, 24 August 2012


We currently have some beautiful hematite jewelry for sale (see link here) and I wanted to learn a little more about the properties of this reflective gemstone. 

The word hematite is derived from the Greek word meaning "blood." While hematite is a silver metallic color, when ground up hematite becomes a blood red colour.  Native American folklore states that when used as war paint in battle the person becomes invincible.

Hematite is a grounding stone and is said to provide the wearer with internal strength.  Hematite helps with timidity by boosting self-esteem, enhancing willpower and imparting confidence.  It also helps to overcome compulsions and addictions. 

Physically, hematite may stimulate the absorption of iron and helps with circulation.  With its quietening and calming effect, it is an ideal study aid as it assists concentration.

Some people may be sensitive to hematite and has been known to give some a slight inflammation when worn against the skin. Make sure you do a test on your skin before wearing it.   Hematite should not be used where inflammation is present for long periods of time. 

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Friday, 10 August 2012


One of the crystals which intrigue me is Moonstone.  Its name is derived from a visual effect, or sheen, caused by light reflecting internally in the moonstone.  It really is beautiful to look at and my photography below does not do this gorgeous crystal justice. 

Moonstone has been used as jewelry for centuries, including ancient civilizations. The Romans admired moonstone, as they believed it was born from solidified rays of the moon.  Both the Romans and Greeks associated Moonstone with their lunar gods and goddesses.

Moonstone is said to be the ‘stone of new beginnings’ and like the moon cycles, reminds us that we are part of a cycle.  This is a calming stone and can be very effective in soothing the emotions.  Moonstone is believed to enhance femininity, gentleness and intuition.  It is ideal for the excessively macho man or excessively aggressive female. 

Moonstone is said to help the female reproductive system and be excellent for PMS, conception, pregnancy, menopause and childbirth. 

Please do not make a gem elixir with Moonstone directly as it contains aluminum. 

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Quick disclaimer; I am not a medical practitioner so therefore I’m not prescribing.  All of my blog posts are based on complementary therapies and not as a replacement for conventional medicine. 

Some of the information provided in this post has been taken from:-

The Crystal Bible by Judy Hall ISBN: 978-1-84181-175-8