Magnetite Stone Pendant Wire Wrapped .925 Sterling Silver
Magnetite Pendant Wire Wrapped in .925 Sterling Silver Round Wire
An attractive dark charcoal gray metallic stone with an antique, medieval like finely pitted surface appearance near the bottom back with some pits exhibiting maroon-brown hematite. While presented reasonably well with most colors of clothing, it is best worn with earth tone colors, also a good conversation piece; a consistent smooth flat metallic front surface, flat face contour, and near standard triangular shape provides some appeal to a purist view, but overall, mostly naturalistic to an artistic stone.
Description: Metallic dark charcoal gray with some fine pitting; rounded triangle shaped stone wrapped in 22 gauge sterling silver wire.
Stone Size: Medium (1” x 13/16” x 7/16”).
Pattern: Solid dark charcoal gray metallic with some fine pitting at bottom back surface.
Contour: Smooth, low angled flat face.
Unique Features: Magnetic (attracted to a magnet); dark metallic charcoal color and some fine pitting (typical for this stone type) on bottom back surface.
Polish: High, brilliant, metallic.
Edges: Smooth, flat to low dome.
Treatment: None; natural stone, 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 (screws, bolts, nails, etc.). A unique, handmade, genuine semi-precious stone pendant, this piece is posted individually, not merely a representative item - what you see is what you get.
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