Hematite beads (aka hematine beads and hemalike beads) are sleek, opaque semiprecious beads that look metallic. Like nearly all commercially-available hematite beads, our semiprecious beads are cut from a simulated material 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.
This semiprecious gemstone is a favorite with jewelry designers, and is great in guy jewelry! 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.