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. In fact, the look and feel of simulated versus genuine hematite are so similar that vendors might inadvertently sell simulated hematite while claiming it is real.
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.