Hematite originates from haima, the Greek word for blood, as it is derived from iron which has a natural deep red color. It is one of the most abundant on the Earth's surface and crust, valuable in making shielding products and pigments. Prehistoric people used it to color clay which was used in cave paintings. Hematite is energetically one of the best grounding and protective stones for standing strong, deflecting negativity and managing upsets. Overall it has a cooling and calming effect. Lie down & put on feet to re-balance after a hard day. Wear as jewelry everyday. It is the deal stone for pandemic times to handle uncertainty, trauma, stress and worry.