30mm hematite doughnut with carved black mother of pearl turtle. Approximate size 4.5 x 3 cm. 28″ rayon rattail cord can be adjusted in length.
Black mother of pearl gets its name from the fact that it is the iridescent lining of shell, where pearls can grow. It helps attract prosperity, as well as heightening one’s intuition and imagination. Mother of pearl is said to be a particularly potent stone for the protection of children and family.
Hematite derives from the Greek word meaning ‘Blood’; so named because when cut, the coolant turns blood red in colour.
The shiny Hematite crystals are sometimes called ‘Specularite’ (from Latin for ‘mirror’), and were used as mirrors in ancient times.
This stone is rated 6 on the Mohs scale of hardness, which makes it an excellent medium for quality, high luster jewellery and small carvings.
Hematite occurrences are found in parts of the Yukon, Labrador, Quebec, British Columbia and Brazil. It is said that hematite helps to focus your thoughts.