Hematite Bead Pendant Wire Wrapped .925 Sterling Silver
Hematite Bead Pendant Wire Wrapped in .925 Sterling Silver Round Wire
This rich and attractive stone bead is a uniform dark metallic gray in color. Versatile, it wears well with almost any color of clothing, but better with gray than brown based color tones, and better with darker than lighter colors. It is also a nice match with most earth tone colors. A consistent dark metallic color and uniform spherical shape appeal most to a purist view.
Description: dark metallic gray spherical bead, opaque stone wrapped in 22 gauge sterling silver wire.
Bead Size: Very Small (1/2” Diameter).
Pattern: Little to none.
Contour: Smooth,, spherical.
Unique Features: Dark metallic luster.
Polish: High gloss, brilliant.
Treatment: None: natural stone bead; shaped, drilled, smoothed and polished only.
Comment: To help clear some confusion and distinguish between magnetite and hematite: magnetite is generally formed from different geologic processes than hematite, but both magnetite and hematite usually contain some amount of the other, so some characteristics can cross over. Typically, pure hematite is not attracted to a magnet, is lighter in color, bright silver metallic, and of fine structure and texture (few to no pits, abraded surfaces, etc.), while magnetite is quite strongly attracted to a magnet and can also be lodestone (a weak magnet itself), is darker in color, charcoal gray metallic, and of a more coarse structure and texture (often contains many fine pits that may appear as finely abraded surfaces). Because the two minerals are often mixed to a small extent, hematite can often exhibit weak attraction to a magnet, and magnetite can be somewhat lighter in color and of finer texture than usual. Buyers should be aware, however, that another material, once called hematine, is often sold as hematite, magnetic hematite, rainbow hematite (when colored), and sometimes as magnetite. This material exhibits the best qualities of both magnetite and hematite, but it is not natural at all. It is a man-made material that is neither magnetite nor hematite, but of completely different composition, and is actually a material used to make magnets. Therefore it is strongly magnetic and will act as a magnet, attracting magnetic materials to itself. This is how you can tell that it is not natural. Even though small magnetite pieces can be lodestones (magnets), their attraction for other magnetic materials is still quite weak. Limited to iron filings or magnetite sand, the synthetic material, however, will pick up large objects (pins, nails, etc.). A unique, handmade, genuine semi-precious stone bead pendant, this piece is posted individually, not merely a representative item - what you see is what you get.
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