haematite pendant
Haematite can be found in areas of volcanic activity or hot springs which are usually linked.
Rich sources of hematite have been found in Yellowstone Park, North America.
The red shade of haematite has historically been used in pigments for painting and industry.
The varying amounts of hematite present in clay creates ochre. If unhydrated haematite then you get red ochre, if hydrated it's yellow.
Haematite has been used in jewellery going back centuries to the Ancient Greeks but was particularly popular in Queen Victoria's reign.
Polished and set into silver, it has the appearance of liquid mercury - it's smooth perfectly flawless surface just inviting you to stroke it! Haematite is available in uncut (cabochon) form and faceted, usually cushion checker cut.
See our collection of haematite jewellery.