Pure hematite has been shaped into chevron beads and plated in shimmering colours. A chevron is an ancient symbol that appears in a wide variety of settings including flags, pottery and architecture. In Celtic symbolism the shape marks a warrior, hunter or builder. More generally, the chevron represents dutiful service given freely.
In healing circles, hematite is known as a "stone for the mind". It brings mental organization and is very grounding and calming. It helps with original and logical thinking and decreases negativity. Use it to help balance the body/mind/spirit. Physically it has been used to keep the body cool, to decrease blood disorders, nervous problems and insomnia.