Hematite isn’t a stone at all, it is a metal! Because of this, it can rust when left in water too long. Hematite is deeply grounding and very protective. Hematite is the first piece I recommend when someone is struggling with anxiety as it is very proficient at both soothing an anxious mind and channeling anxious energy elsewhere. Hematite is also commonly used to help manage the symptoms of menopause. Hematite loves movement, one of the best ways to cleanse your hematite is to give it a light toss or roll. Do not panic if you happen to drop your hematite, it’s doing the cleansing for you! A perfect stone to keep under your pillow or in your handbag as something to hold while anxious during the day. Some man-made types of hematite can even be magnetized and made into fun fiddle toys!