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Let your prowess be known with this attention-grabbing ring. A creation of polished black rhodium plated over sterling silver and palladium with touches of 18K yellow gold embraced™ accents, this men's ring gleams with a cushion rose cut 14 x 12mm hematite in a claw setting and four round full cut 1.75mm blue sapphires in bead settings.
Coordinate with the woman in your life with the matching ring J320414, bracelet J320417, earrings J320415, and pendant J320416.
Hematite is a natural mineral that has been used for jewelry and ornamental purposes for thousands of years. Its grayish-black, metallic hue lends a refreshing distinction to designer jewelry. Hematite has a chemical composition of iron oxide that crystallizes in the trigonal crystal system (same as quartz) and has a Mohs rating of 5.5 - 6.5. Noted for its incredible shine and brilliance, the mineral properties of hematite include a very high refractive index of 2.9 - 3.2 and a classification in the top luster category - metallic. Once sold as "Black Alaska Diamond", the surface luster of hematite is actually greater than diamond and can even mimic black diamond. The name "Hematite" is derived from the Greek word for blood "aima" because hematite can be red in color.
This item is made of sterling palladium alloy. Palladium is a member of the platinum group of precious metals. By replacing a portion of the copper content used in standard sterling silver with palladium, our proprietary formula renders a precious metal with superior performance attributes. Sterling palladium is five times more tarnish resistant than standard sterling silver and has strength similar to that of 14K gold.
Vendor Warranty: 1 year material and workmanship warranty from date of purchase.
Part of the Men's en Vogue II Collection. Comes with a romance card. Gemstones may vary in color or pattern. Please allow for these natural variations. Avoid using chemical jewelry cleaners. All weights pertaining to diamond weights are minimum weights. Additionally, please note that many gemstones are treated to enhance their beauty. Click here for important information about gemstone enhancements and special care requirements.
Our Gold Embraced collections feature layers of precious 18K gold over sterling silver or bronze for a rich, lustrous, radiant finish everywhere you look and touch.
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Although both red and gray hematite is common on Earth, it also occurs everywhere on Mars, making it responsible for the planet's distinctive red color. The reddish landscape of Mars is due to the oxidized iron on its surface, proving that water and oxygen must have been present on the Red Planet at one time. In 2004, NASA's Mars rover Opportunity discovered small spheres believed to be made partly or mostly of hematite, proving that Mars was once a wetter world long ago.
Grey hematite usually forms over long periods of time in the presence of liquid water. It is typically found in layers at the bottom of standing water, such as lakes or mineral hot springs. Hematite can also occur as the result of volcanic activity. While England is the best-known supplier, hematite is also found in Germany, Norway, Sweden, Spain, Brazil, New Zealand and the United States.
Hematite is the most important source of iron ore in the world, which leads to the production of steel, and is therefore vital to the economy of major countries. Because of its high iron content, hematite has magnetic attraction. It is often fashioned into carvings, cameos, intaglios and beads and ranks a hardness of 5.0-6.5 on the Mohs Scale.
It was once believed that large deposits of hematite were formed in places where battles had been fought. The subsequent blood that flowed into the ground was thought to turn into the stone. Hematite is a symbol for the Roman god of war and is thought to be a stone of protection, a belief originating from the Roman belief that it could strengthen warriors going into battle. Ancient warriors even used to rub their bodies with hematite believing it would protect them.
Since the silvery-gray stones can be polished to such a high sheen, they were long ago used as mirrors. Because of this reflective quality, it is believed today to help deflect the emotions of others. It is said to deepen the connection between spirit and body while balancing yin/yang energies and emotions. Folklore also says that hematite can transform and dissolve negativity. It is considered an excellent “worry stone” with emotional grounding properties that calm the mind and clear it of stress. Hematite is also thought to be a “lawyer’s stone” that brings positive judgments and helps one remain true to his or her inner self.
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