Upcycled oak wood hand cut to create a setting for a tumbled hematite stone and then wrapped with .925 sterling silver wire.
Properties for stone: Hematite
**Special note regarding items marketed as “magnetic hematite”
In science, materials are said to be magnetic when they have any kind of magnetic property, however weak. In common parlance, something usually called magnetic only if it has a strong, perceptible magnetic effect. This creates some confusion. Hematite might technically be considered magnetic by scientists, but much of it is not magnetic according to the common usage of the term, the 'hematite' used in jewelry, and often sold as magnetized items, is nothing of the sort and is an artificially created material. Investigation of one item offered for sale as 'magnetic hematite' showed it was composed of a ceramic barium-strontium ferrite magnet: (Ba,Sr)Fe12O19 that has the magnetoplumbite structure.
Some common types of stone sold as hematite include natural hematite, hemalyke and hematin. Natural hematite is sometimes weakly magnetic, but won't attract metals or other pieces of hematite. Hemalyke, hematin and similar synthetic stones do not usually contain any real hematite, but can be polished to resemble natural hematite and have a strong magnetic field.” http://www.ehow.com/facts_637 1032_magnetic-hematite_.html 04/12/2016
Crystal System: Trigonal
Chemical Composition: Fe2O3
Mineral Class: Oxides
Color: Black, Gray, Red
Astrological Sign: Aquarius, Aries
Primary Chakra: Root
Issues and Ailments (Physical): Addictions, Anemia, Backache, Blood-Cleansing, Blood-Clotting, Blood-Detoxifying, Blood-Detoxing, Broken-Bones, Circulatory-Problems, Concentration, Detoxifying, Focus, Fractures, High-Blood-Pressure, Inflammation, Insomnia, Iron-Absorption, Kidneys, Leg-Cramps, Legs-Cramping, menstruation, Multiple-Sclerosis, Nervous-Disorders, Nose-Bleed-Physical-Pain, Physical-Strength, Smoking-Cessation, Tissue-Regeneration, Tobacco-Addiction, Weakness, Yang-Energy
Issues and Ailments (Emotional): Anger, Balance, Courage, Emotional-Pain, Negativity, Self-Confidence, Self-Esteem
Issues and Ailments (Spiritual): Awareness, Balance, Grounding, Harmony, Protection
• Helps to absorb negative energy and calms in times of stress or worry.
• A very protective stone and is great to carry to help you stay grounded in many situations.
• Works with the Root Chakra, helping to transform negative energies into a more positive vibration. Those in relationships can benefit from the cooperation vibe coming from Hematite.
• Can help one to find their own, unique gifts and to release self-imposed limitations, while still maintaining a healthy amount of self-control.
• Aids in the Ascension process, by facilitating the integration of higher spiritual energies into our physical 3-D existence. This allows those who are doing spiritual work to still be able to function in the physical world and relate to others.
• Carry Hematite when in need of balance and equilibrium, or when having difficulty focusing energies.
• Hematite is also said to be useful in legal situations, and is thought to strengthen self-confidence.
• Physically, Hematite is also used to protect against empathic stress and electromagnetic radiation, and is said to be a great detoxifying stone, helpful for the liver and the blood.
Upcycled hardwood and gemstones are blended together to produce truely unique talisman pendants. Choose from the existing stock or have one made to order. Optional 18" Sterling (.925) Silver chain for an additional $10.00.
Every piece made at House of Wood and Stone is unique from start to finish so there is no added fee to customize a piece. *Costs may fluctuate based on quality and rarity of stone.
Custom variations for stain color are based on Minwax brand wood stains.
Please contact by email to discuss any additional information or specific requests.
Prices vary based on: Type of wood, Type of Stone, Size and Detail of the piece. Variation requests not already listed are welcome but will require additional communication. Similar pieces are always a similar price. Custom orders can be created and delivered in 3-5 weeks.
Most electronic payment methods are accepted. Payment within 3 business days is highly appreciated.
Shipments will usually be mailed within 24 hours of confirmed payments (with exception for custom orders). On occasion, requirement of additional packaging materials may delay shipping times up to 72 hours. Additional insurance and tracking information can be provided if requested. International customers: please allow extra time for customs clearance.
Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
I take pride and care in both my work and reputation and will package all items accordingly. Clear communication and documentation showing a critical defect in craftsmanship may be eligible for a full or partial refund. Buyer assumes responsibility for return shipping. With the above exception, all sales are considered final.
Custom design, color and stone inlay are available. Time between order and shipment will vary based on complexity, detail and size but will generally be shipped in less than four weeks time.
Some rocks and minerals, such as Sulphur, are scientifically known to have inherent health/safety risks which may not be listed in these descriptions. Other species may become altered when exposed to moisture, Ultra-Violet light or heat. I provide information which can be confirmed through multiple sources and make every attempt to eliminate large discrepancies between authors. Some portions may be taken directly from the source with additional citation. Metaphysical descriptions can vary based intention, method and even location of use. It is strongly recommended to find the method of use which best fits your own personal preferences.
References for any scientific and metaphysical information provided:
Cunningham, S. (2011). Cunningham's Encyclopedia of Crystal, Gem & Metal Magic.
Donald R. Prothero, F. S. (2004). Sedimentary Geology: An Introduction to Sedimentary Rocks and Stratigraphy second edition. New York, NY: W.H. Freeman and Company.
Perkins, D. (2011). Minerolgy Third Edition. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Prentice Hall.
As little as 0.001% impurity can alter the coloration of a mineral. This chart shows which colors are
result from which metallic impurities. This shows only the most common colorations and does not reflect additional causation such as radiation, isotopes, or light refraction properties.
Vanadium Green / Color change
Chromium Red - Green
Iron Red - Green - Yellow
Copper Green - Blue