What is Hematite?
Hematite is also known as Alaska Black Diamond and is the principle ore of iron.
What color is Hematite?
Hematite is characterized by a deep red streak. The name "hematite" is from the Greek "halmatites" meaning blood like, referring to the red color of the hematite powder. However most Hematite jewelry is a glossy black color. An example of color can be seen in the picture below.
Where is Hematite mined?
Hematite can be found throughout Canada, USA, and Brazil.
How is Hematite turned into Jewelry?
Polishing the rough stone with a hardness of 5.0 - 6.0 into jewelry is a laborious process requiring great skill and patience by the artisan. It needs to be cut, carved,an polished to a high gloss before being placed in a setting.
Where can I buy hematite Jewelry?
TreasuresOnline.ca has a great selection of hematite jewelry at some of the best prices on the internet. It will be hard to find a better price that includes free shipping in Canada.
For an example of hematite jewelry see: Hematite Jewelry.