Friday, June 24, 2011

Gemstone of the Week: Hematite

("Morghana" by Handmaden Designs)

Hematite is an iron ore based gemstone.  It is generally black-ish grey stone with a metallic luster, but there is also a rainbow variety that has an iridescent sheen to it due to aluminum phosphate on the surface of the stone. Hematite is highly dense and so has quite a bit of weight to it. 

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