Antique Gold, Matte, Hematite, Wavy Spacer, Manmade, One 4x1mm Strand

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 Antique Gold, Matte, Hematite, Wavy Spacer, Manmade, One 4x1mm Strand

This price is for one strand 15 to 16 inches long

4x1mm strands have 265 to 275 pieces

Manmade Hematite is an artificial material and is widely used in jewelry. It is identical in appearance to Hematite, and it is nearly impossible to tell them apart simply by looking.  Although it is claimed by many that Manmade Hematite is made from ground Hematite or iron oxide mixed with a resin, analysis has proved to be an entirely artificial compound, a barium-strontium ferrite. This man-made material can be formed as a block, then cut like beads or gemstones or  molded directly into complex pendants.

Advantages to Manmade Hematite are that it is less brittle, and it looks like Hematite, which is more expensive, so it is more affordable.  Also, it can be made into every color imaginable.  Most Manmade Hematite is electroplated, and the dazzling colors come from a titanium or pearlized coating. The electroplated finishes are permanent.