The name Hematite derives its meaning from the Greek word for blood. The reason for the origin of Hematite's name can be twofold. The Hematite looks shiny black on the outside, but if you break the stone (not an easy thing to do!), you will see that on the inside Hematite has a deep blood red color.
Hematite focuses energy and emotions for balance between the body, mind and spirit. 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.