This natural Black Gray Hematite originate from Brazil and its weight is about 0 carats. The measurements are 22.11mm x 15.73mm x 5.24mm (length x width x depth). The shape/cut-style of this Hematite is Baguette Cabochon. This 0ct Hematite gem is available to order and can be shipped anywhere in the world. Gemstone Certification can also be provided as an optional service.
Hematite, an iron oxide, derives its name from the Greek word for blood, since it is red when sliced thinly or powdered. Hematite is one of very few gemstones with a metallic luster. Hematite is always opaque and is typically a blackish grey. When highly polished it can sometimes look like silver. Hematite is a remarkably dense material, with a specific gravity much higher than corundum or zircon.
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