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, the Zuni bears, butterflies…you name it. Use hemalyke in jewellery when you want a shiny almost gun-metal black or to add a sleek, modern look. With hemalyke, you get hematite's beauty but with a uniformity and price that's far superior. That's fantastic!
Although a man-made stone may not carry all the spiritual values of its natural equivalent, I think many of the values associated with hematite are present in hemalyke. Like the stone hematite, hemalyke can ground us in who and where we are. If it were a mantra, that mantra would be a commandment--"Rejoice in your body!" Skeptical? Try this experiment. Slip a strand of these silvery black "stones" with their iridescent play of colors around your neck. Look in a mirror. See that fascinating person there? Other people may not know why you suddenly seem more interesting, but if they're observant at all, that's what will happen. (If it doesn't, frankly, it may be because nothing short of a sledge hammer on the top of their heads could get their attention.) Actually, it doesn't matter. The point is, you'll feel terrific.
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