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Unique Hematite Jewelry

Hematite is one kind of fashion jewelry. The use of Hematite in jewelry dates back to the ancient Egyptians. They found that it is relatively common mineral. By polishing it in very primitive means and used it in ornaments and other decorations, hematite can work as perfect jewelry.

As a mineral form of Iron(III) Oxide, the color of hematite varies from reddish brown to almost black. This material received its name from the Greek word for blood "hema", owing to the early discoveries of this red mineral. Hematite is harder than pure iron but more brittle. Some large deposits of hematite are found in banded iron formations, where water has stood for a long time and the minerals have precipitated out of the water and collected at the bottom of the waterway. In addition, it can also be found where volcanic activity has occurred.

High quality hematite is found in large quantities in England, Australia, Canada, Brazil and the Lake Superior region of the United States.

Hematite has two very different uses currently. First and foremost, it is the major source of iron in the world, therefore it is a very important mineral in our society. Secondly, it is used largely as a wide variety of both men's and women's jewelry.

Hematite jewelry items include necklaces, bracelets, anklets, rings and almost anything that is worn. There is also a magnetic series of jewelry, which are worn by people who believe they provide health benefits. There are many questions about the effectiveness of magnetic therapy, and the scientific world does not generally support the benefits. However, over 100 million people around the world believe the therapeutic properties of magnets. It is interesting to note that the power of the magnets are said not to ever diminish by most of the suppliers of magnetic hematite jewelry.

The benefits of hematite are said to be two fold. One is that wearing fashionable magnetic jewelry allows non-invasive treatments to occurred without anyone knowing. The other is that the treatments can be easily transferred to other parts of the body.

Magnetic therapy is considered safe for all except for children under the age of seven, pregnant women, individuals with pacemakers, individuals with certain patches and when undergoing certain electronic tests.

As for hematite, it does allow the makers of jewelry to produce pieces that are either "bulky looking" or more delicate. The color range of this material is a little limited, however the wearing of both ordinary and magnetic hematite jewelry is both fashionable and practical.

Hematite has two characteristics that make it ideal for the manufacture of jewelry. Firstly, when polished it takes on a shiny surface and secondly it is relatively easy to work. (it is not very hard).

The quality of jewelry available varies greatly. Therefore, you should make sure that you are getting the quality that you expect. Many suppliers of hematite jewelry ensure that new designs are still being prepared today.

Hematite jewelry is indeed a very special and useful jewelry.All in all, it is a unique mineral that has become a common raw material for jewelry for both men and women.

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