Jewelry by dMoose
ABOUT MAGNETIC HEMATITE, MAGNETIC THERAPY AND GEMSTONE METAPHYSICAL PROPERTIES
What is Magnetic Therapy?
Magnetic therapy is a natural method used by many to relieve pain, restore energy, restore balance and enhance
sleep. Many people and celebrities use magnet therapy as an effective form of alternative pain therapy. Magnetism
is the very foundation of life on earth. Our body is constantly being altered by poor diet, injury, illness, accidents
and the effects of electromagnetic fields. Magnets are reported to enable the body to regain its self-healing
electro-magnetic balance naturally.  A wide variety of health benefits have been attributed to magnetic therapy. It
is said to maintain the natural charge of the nerve cells (thus reducing pain), increase the healing process, boost the
immune system, improve quality of sleep, relieve ailments of the hands, wrists and fingers, and generally enhance
physical energy and vitality. Magnetic therapy also is reported to help tension headaches and light migraines. In
some circumstances people have recorded a difference within 48 hours of wearing magnetic jewelry.
How Does Magnetic Therapy Work To Relieve Pain?
Pain is transmitted along nerve cells as an electric signal. The nerve has a small charge of about –70 mV. A pain
signal depolarizes a cell. Magnets appear to raise the depolarization, in effect, blocking the pain. Furthermore, the
ability of the nerve to send pain is slowed by a magnetic field. These phenomena can aid in the relief of pain
throughout the body. All physical and mental functions are controlled by electromagnetic fields produced by the
movement of ions within the body. The process restores the electromagnetic balance of the area creating pain
relief, thus allowing the body to heal.
Is There Research of the Effects of Magnetic Jewelry?
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The following information is presented for educational and informative purposes only. We do not make
any medical claims regarding our jewelry nor do we claim that there is scientific consensus regarding these
products.
We just know that our own use of magnets to alleviate aches and pains as well as for circulatory
problems has been very positive. Magnetic therapy is a natural method used by many to relieve pain, restore
energy and enhance sleep. Many athletes, doctors and celebrities wear magnetic jewelry as an effective form of
alternative pain therapy. Magnet fields are part of the very foundation of life on earth. Our body is constantly being
altered by poor diet, injury, illness, accidents and the effects of electromagnetic fields. Magnets are reported to
enable the body to regain its self-healing electro-magnetic balance naturally. We have received numerous reports
from our customers regarding the effectiveness of wearing magnetic jewelry in alleviating pain symptoms
associated with joint pain, carpal tunnel, arthritis, tendinitis and insomnia to name a few. Magnetic jewelry is also
reported to help one maintain balance and enhance energy.
What is Natural-Raw Hematite?
Hematite: ("hei-daan") is a fascinating mineral (Fe2O3 - Iron Oxide). It may contain slight amounts of titanium.
Black, gray to silver gray, brown to reddish brown or red, it has a deep luster that seems to glow from within.
Gemstone quality hematite is a silvery opaque stone that almost looks like metal.  On the Mohs hardness scale
hematite rates 5-1/2 to 6-1/2. Its color can vary from a black steel color to a brownish red. Natural Hematite
normally does not have enough magnetism to measure. Natural hematite is rare and expensive to mine.  Natural
hematite is the non-magnetic relative of “Magnetite”. Magnetite is a naturally occurring magnetic mineral (Fe304)
and is also rare and expensive to mine.  Magnetite also varies in its magnetic properties.  Magnetite may be very
powerful or very weak from stone to stone or bead to bead.

What is “Magnetic Hematite"?
“Magnetic Hematite” or “Hematine” is a composite material derived from Natural Hematite (iron oxide-Fe2O3),
Magnetite (iron oxide- Fe3O4) and small amounts of other natural minerals such as copper, titanium and
aluminum.  This composite material can be intensely and permanently magnetized. (Natural hematite cannot be
magnetized.)

“Magnetic Hematite” is produced by heating a powdered mixture of the above ground-up natural materials
(hematite, magnetite, copper etc.) through a process called “Powder Metallurgy”.  Powder Metallurgy* is the
process of blending fine powdered minerals, pressing them into a desired shape or form (hematite beads, pendants,
etc), and then heating the resulting shapes in a controlled atmosphere to bond the material by a heating process
called “sintering” (high temperature firing). The shaped beads, pendants, etc, are cooled and then re-sintered
(reheated) inside an external electromagnetic field to achieve
permanent magnetism.  (*A crude form of iron
powder metallurgy existed in Egypt as early as 3000 B.C. The ancient Incas also made jewelry and other artifacts
from precious metal powders.)

“Magnetic Hematite” looks and reacts to tests very much like natural hematite - it is hard to them apart. Nearly all
commercially available “hematite” beads (both magnetic and non-magnetic) are made of this composite material
through the processes above*.  It even has the same chemical composition - both genuine and simulated hematite
is Iron Oxide.

The advantage of using “Magnetic Hematite” in jewelry is that the magnetic properties of this composite
material is consistent, does not vary and will not lose its magnetic properties.
The composite material which
forms “Magnetic Hematite” is much easier to produce in detailed shapes and looks and feels like the non-
composite material.  We prefer to use the “Magnetic Hematite” beads because they are consistent in magnetic
strength unlike “Magnetite”, which may vary in magnetic strength.  This is important in the use of magnetic
jewelry for health purposes and pain relief. These composite Magnetic Hematite beads have the advantage of
always being the same magnetic strength and are also composed of natural hematite and other natural materials
(copper, magnetite, titanium, etc.).

The History of Hematite’s Use and Magnetic Therapy:
The ancient Egyptians used hematite to treat hysteria and reduce inflammation. Ancient warriors used hematite as
protection during battle. Known as the gift of Russian royalty, hematite jewelry was presented by Lord Baranof of
Alaska to the royal family of Czar Alexander I as a token gift. Hematite also is believed to enhance memory,
strengthen the circulatory system and help in the treatment of blood and kidney disorders. “Magnetized Hematite”
is a mineral composite of natural hematite (iron oxide) and small amounts of other natural minerals such as copper
allowing it to be magnetized.

Magnets were first documented around 2500-3000 years BC. The earliest written medical text, published in China
around 2,000 B.C., mentions the application of magnetic stones to correct health imbalances. The ancient
Egyptians were apparently acquainted with the power of magnets. The ancient Hindus in India believed that a sick
person should rest with their body aligned with the north and south magnetic poles to relieve their pain. The Greek
philosopher Aristotle spoke about using magnets as a healing therapy. Paracelsus, a physician and alchemist born in
Switzerland in 1493 was the first to propose that illnesses could also be caused by external substances and not just
imbalances in the body. Paracelsus advocated using magnets to energize and influence the body's life force to start
the healing process. In 1600, William Gilbert, court physician to Elizabeth I of England, published the first
scientific treatise on magnetism, “De Magnete” in which he proposed that the use of magnets could be "beneficial
in treating many diseases". Franz Anton Mesmer, an 18th-century mathematician and physician, wrote his doctoral
thesis on the effects of gravitational fields on human health. He proposed that there was magnetic energy flowing
throughout the universe and inside the body as well. Mesmer thought that illness was caused by the body’s energy
moving out of alignment with the universal magnetic flow. Albert Einstein, in postulating his general theory of
relativity, showed that electricity and magnetism are different aspects of the same phenomenon. Medical textbooks
at this time included magnetism as a therapeutic alternative for treating insomnia, migraine, fatigue, arthritis, and
pain. Magnet therapy fell into disfavor following World War II with the development of antibiotics and
biochemistry-based medicine. Today, magnet therapy is seeing resurgence in use and is an officially approved
therapy in over 45 countries worldwide.
Important
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Precautions:
We do not make any
medical claims
regarding our jewelry
nor do we claim that
there is scientific
consensus regarding
these products. Consult
a physician before
wearing any magnetic
jewelry, if you are
pregnant, lactating or if
you have any internal
device such as a heart
pacemaker, a
defibrillator, an internal
insulin pump, hearing
implant etc. These
products are not
intended to be sold as a
medical device or as a
replacement for
traditional medical
treatment nor are these
products approved by
the Federal Drug
Administration (FDA).
Our jewelry contains
small pieces and could
be harmful to children
and pets if it breaks.  
Do not wear Magnetic
Jewelry next to a watch
or hearing aid.
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(The U.S. Food and Drug
Administration (FDA)
has not yet approved of
gemstone therapy.)