Hematite in a sturdy hand-sculpted freeform setting using a lead-free silver bearing soft solder tiffany technique.
On an 22" suede Necklace
Origins: Lake Superior district in North America. Other deposits include Brazil (Minas Gerais), Venezuela (Cerro Bolívar), and Canada (Labrador, Quebec).
Properties: Focuses energy and emotions for balance between the body, mind, and spirit. Hematite dissolves negativity and prevents you from absorbing the negativity of others. Hematite is strong, supporting timidity, boosting self-esteem and survivability, enhancing willpower and reliability, and imparting confidence
History: Hematite has been used in magic for over 3000 years now. In ancient Babylon, it was carried by warriors for strength to overcome enemies and was believed to help cause stone walls to fall. In the middle ages, hematite acted as a farmer's talisman and was worn in the belief that the stone strengthened their crops.