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Synthetic Hematite - Magnetic, grade AA. Highly polished.
8mm Hole size is approx. 1mm. Approx. 50 on approx. 16 inch (40.64 cm) strand. (strand)
This handsome, dark grey stone has an extremely high gloss and is very attractive and sophisticated looking! It's principle component is Iron.
We have both magnetic and non-magnetite hematite - please note the word "Magnetic" in the description. If it doesn't say, it ain't. ;-) Besides - the Magnetic stuff is off on it's own page now!
Metaphysically - Hematite is considered to be a grounding stone and good for mental organization and logical thinking.
Note: unless noted otherwise, our "hematite" is technically "hemalyke." Hemalyke is a reconstituted hematite. It is characterized by being smoother, glossier, and more consistent. Genuine hematite is significantly less glossy, more likely to be pitted, leaves a red streak on a hard surface if you scratch with it, and is rarer and more expensive.