Hematite is often used in jewelry.
Hematite's popularity in jewelry was at its highest in Europe during the Victorian era, and has since seen a strong resurgence in North America, especially in the United States.
Hematite is an iron ore highly popular in bead and jewelry designs. The name Hematite stems from the greek word "Haem" for blood as natural hematite holds a reddish tint. Hematite has been used for eons, even by pre-historic man for cave paintings.