This mirror-like metallic black "stone" is exactly what its name says it is: hemalyke, a "look alike" for natural hematite. But without its cost. This man-made "stone" is so popular, it's available in half-drilled beads for rings and earrings, a multitude of shapes in bead strands, and a variety of beautiful pendants: crosses, arrowheads, hearts, turtles.
Natural gemstones come from minerals, due to being a naturally occurring product the stones may have tiny flaws and colour variations. Cutting and or polishing may also cause variation in colour and size.
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