Also known as hematine beads and hemalike (hemalyke) beads, hematite beads are made from a silvery, shiny opaque gemstone that looks metallic. This semiprecious gemstone is a perennial favorite with jewelry designers, and is great in guy jewelry!
Like nearly all commercially-available hematite beads, our semiprecious beads are cut from a simulated material that is virtually identical to real hematite. This manmade variety has the same chemical composition as genuine hematite (iron oxide), and actual hematite is used in its creation. The look and feel of simulated versus genuine hematite are so similar that vendors might inadvertently sell simulated hematite without questioning whether or not it is real.
Metaphysically, hematite is said to inspire inner life and help to keep inward peace. Called the "stone of mental mastery," many believe that hematite aids in achieving clarity, balance, calm and reason. It is also said to transform negativity into love, enhance memory and intellect, strengthen the circulatory system, and help in treating blood and kidney disorders.
Electroplated Hematine: Discover the most colorful type of manmade hematite beads on the market - electroplated hematine! Manmade hematite is chemically almost identical to genuine hematite, but can easily be molded into shapes that would be difficult to carve / cut. Choose from several shapes of spacer beads and additional gemstone beads in your choice of six vivid, metallic colors. Skulls, flower coins, a variety of heishi beads, tube beads, and sometimes other shapes are yours for the choosing. These brilliant metallic electroplated beads add pizazz to handcrafted jewelry and artisan crafts.