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Hematite - Hematite is a very popular gemstone that can be used in all types of jewellery. This gemstone is also called blood stone, specularite, Iserin or iron luster and has the chemical formula Fe2O3. Haematites belong to the mineral class of oxides with metal and therefore also have a matt metallic luster, which is characteristic for them. Haematite is a mineral that can be found very frequently and is therefore particularly popular in jewellery production and can be purchased at favourable conditions. Hematite is usually black or reddish brown in colour, but is also often brown-red in colour. The name of the gemstone comes from Greek and means blood. Therefore this stone is often called bloodstone. Already in ancient times haematites were appreciated because they were used as mirrors after thorough polishing. Historical evidence shows that haematite was mined over 20,000 years ago. When used in jewellery, hematite is particularly popular with young accessories thanks to its metallic sheen. It can appear faceted, but can also be used as a round-oval variation.