*Hematite cut by Michael Hendrix
*Sterling silver

Approximate size 8, adjustable
Stone: 5/8" x 3/4" (1.5 cm x 2 cm)
Weight: .36 oz (11.1 gm) (a nickel weighs about 5 gm)

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Here's a pretty little stone with lovely layers of color to brighten your day! The band has a squiggly pattern to reflect the pattern in the stone.

One normally thinks of Hematite as a silvery-grey lustrous iron ore though its name is derived from the Greek meaning "blood-red stone" and here we see a range of these colors in the layers. This banding of color is typical of lake-bottom deposits which precipitate out over time. The famous Martian "blueberries" are actually Hematite concretions which may have formed in an aqueous solution suggesting there may once have been more water on Mars than there is today.

Hematite has some very unusual magnetic properties at low and high temperatures, you can find a discussion in the Wiki article and research from there. Simmons describes how researches in China discovered a way to magnetize specially reconstituted Hematite, and I found that this natural stone responds weakly to a powerful Neodymium magnet. Metaphysical texts seem to agree that, among its many other properties, Hematite is a grounding stone.

I hope you will order this ring today, and please let me know if you would like for me to adjust the size for you.