Size: 17 in. strand
Bead Size: 4 x 2 mm rounds
Weight: 20 g.
Product Type: One of Multiple
Hematite is the mineral form of iron(lll) oxide, and crystallizes in the rhombohedral lattice system. Hematite is opaque, and typically a steel-grey to black when in crystals and crystalline ores, and more of a dull to bright rust red in earthy, compact, fine-grain material. Hematite's name comes from a Latin phrase that means "bloodstone" because when it is found naturally, the iron content is covered in rust. When polished, Hematite takes on a mirror-like sheen.
These Hematite beads are an oblong shape that measures about 4 mm long by 2 mm wide. They would be an excellent touch of shine to a jewelry project as they have taken to polishing very well! The color is a deep grey, and each bead shows off that great "mirror-like sheen"!
Hematite is thought to be a good stone for assisting in organizing your thoughts, and helping develop logical thinking skills. It is also thought to be a grounding stone because of its close connection with the earth.
Due to the nature of natural products, color, size, and style may vary slightly from the photos listed. You will receive a strand similar to those in the listing.