Hematite is a stone which helps to absorb negative energy and calms those who possess it in times of stress or worry. It also helps stimulate concentration and focus, enhancing one’s memory and original thought. It is useful when used to activate the root chakra, which is the energy center that provides us with the feeling of stability.
The temperature of our bodies will affect Hematite. In ring form, Hematite is quite fragile. A band of Hematite will draw heat to it; this softens the material, leading to its eventual breakage. Because of this, you may feel compelled to throw it out, but broken pieces of the stone still carry their own protective and grounding properties. Some find it beneficial to bury the broken pieces of the stone to return it to its original place in the earth.
Wearing a Hematite ring on your non-dominant hand helps boost intuition and metaphysical awareness. Wearing the ring on your dominant hand will attract leadership and authority. Having Hematite on your person is also good for helping transform negative energies into positive vibrations.
Hematite stones can be found in the US, Brazil, Venezuela, Canada, and other places.