Hematite Beads

Semi-Precious - Hematite Round Beads Haematite also spelt Hematite is a form of iron oxide that is usually a silver grey or black/steel colour. Its metallic appearance is brought bout when the material is polished, if it were to be ground or cut up it would look red or red brown much like the colour of rust. Hematite gets its name from the Greek word "haima" which means blood. It’s usually found as non magnetic, but if heated to a high enough temperature the material will develop weak magnetic properties.