The first historical references to the use of crystals come from ancient the Ancient Sumerians, who included crystals in magic formulas. The Ancient Egyptians used lapis lazuli, turquoise, carnelian, emerald and clear quartz in their jewellery. They also carved grave amulets of the same gems. The Ancient Egyptians used stones primarily for protection and health

Although no longer in use medicinally, gemstones continued to hold meaning. Until recently, jet was popularly worn by those in mourning, and garnet was often worn in times of war. There is a tradition in a local family here in southwest England: every female descendent wears an antique moonstone necklace for her wedding, which has been in the family for generations. It was only recently that one family member realised this was a fertility symbol.

In the 1980s, with the advent of the New Age culture, the use of crystals and gemstones began to re-emerge as a healing method. Much of the practise was drawn from old traditions, with more information gained by experimentation and channelling


Hematite is a stone for the mind. It strengthens your connection with the earth to keep you grounded, endows mental focus, and enhances memory and positive thinking. It works wonders in balancing the meridians in the body and creating equilibrium between the ethereal and physical nervous systems by utilizing your ying-yang energies.

Hematite prevents its wearer from absorbing others' negative energies while steering them towards attaining mind-body-spirit balance. It imparts confidence in its wearer.

This strength bringer gem balances your root chakra and solar plexus chakra to provide solid foundations for positivity and success while giving you reliability in your daily life.

It also helps break the shackles of bad habits like people-pleasing habits or a timid lifestyle.

It strengthens and merges your root and solar plexus chakras into an incredibly balanced alignment necessary for confidence and self-belief.

It is a perfect stone for those who miss a good heady dose of grounding and feelings of security.

By wearing this stone, you can keep yourself away from the burden of others' consuming energies and stay solid like a rock.

Hematite is a birthstone for Aquarius and is also well-suited to Aries. Aquarians are independent thinkers, and wearing Hematite provides them protection and keeps their mind and spirit in the chill zone.

It matches the fiery spirits of Arians and balances the harmony of their ying-yang energies. Wear Hematite as a piece of jewelry to keep it in direct contact with your skin to soak yourself in its protective energies without any distraction.