One Pure Hematite Dolphin Pendant, to wear with any type of silver chain Our US Hematite is allergy free, and as safe as Sterling Silver. This item ships in a hygenic plastic bag in 1-2 days.
About Hematite – History and Introduction
Hematite is a gemstone form of iron oxide. It is the principal ore of iron and one of the few gemstones that exhibits a metallic luster. Like most other gemstones with a metallic luster, hematite is remarkably dense and possesses an extremely high refractive index. In fact, its specific gravity and refractive index is much higher than that of corundum, zircon and even diamond. Its name, ‘hematite’, is derived from the Greek word for blood, (though it should not be confused with “bloodstone”, which is chalcedony quartz) since its color is red when thinly sliced or powdered. Its color lends it well to industrial use as a red pigment, though nowadays, it is often substituted by cheaper materials.
When highly polished, hematite can sometimes appear like polished silver.