Hematite can sometimes be called black diamond. The term hematite is derived from a Greek word “haima” meaning blood. It is associated with the Greek god of war, Ares, and the Romans god of war, Mars. The Romans adorned themselves with hematite, and used the mineral to paint their faces. This provided strength, and made them fearless and invincible.
Made of Natural Hematite
Hold in your hands natural hematite with our baoding balls. Most hematite sold, including magnetic hematite, are artificially made with a ferrite called hematine which is the material used to make magnets. Natural hematite looks different with many beautiful patterns and sparkles. These hematite baoding balls were hand cut from rough hematite stone and polished into balls you’ll be sure to admire.
Hematite is the chief ore of iron. Oxygen molecules are closely packed and mixed with iron to form the stone. It is the most widespread iron mineral and a valuable source for iron. You will find hematite ranging from many, different colors like silvery gray, black to blood red. It builds on each other to form successions of crystalline plates. It also leaves a red spot when drawn to the surface. Most popular forms of hematite are the silvery gray, which is utilized for decorative purposes, carvings, and jewelry.