Abacus Double Disc Dark Hematite, 6mm, Silver bracelet
(Due to the special characteristics of natural stone, size and color of the beads can slightly vary.)
Used all across the world, Hematite was believed to grant warriors extra power and protection. From Native Americans to Roman Soldiers. But even whilst in peace, it's grounded red color symbolized happiness and beauty.
Native American Warriors
Hematite is red on the inside when ground to dust. Native American warriors used the red Hematite powder for their intimidating war paint.
Native Americans had a very complex warrior culture, and their war paint carried a lot of symbolism. Red warpaint stood for strength, energy, power, and success, while in peace, red face-paint symbolized happiness and beauty.
Mixed into the soil, Hematite appears blood red due to oxidization. On the morning of a battle, the Roman General Plautius would order Roman soldiers to smear this ‘blood’ all over their bodies. This gave them the protection and invincibility of Mars.
As a show of military prowess, these rocks would be inset into signet rings, cameos or other decorative jewelry when they returned to Rome.
Everything we do, the custom sizing and the careful production process, is for the moment you receive your jewelry. So that there is no doubt in your mind about the quality compared to any beaded jewelry you've ever seen before.
We collect only the highest grade raw stone slabs which we cut and grind into beads. Of those beads, over 25% are disqualified because the coloring or patterns are below our standard.
In The Netherlands, our artisans then handpick the beads that show distinct characteristics and colors of that particular gemstone-family. Eliminating another 20% of the beads on average.
Lastly, when stringing your jewelry according to your wrist specifications, our artisans pick stones that match each other in color and pattern. Combining this with beads crafted by our Silversmith, we'll create that unique piece of jewelry you can wear with ease. And knowing you have something special around your wrist.
When measuring your wrist, stay as close to your hand as possible, like so
Use a piece of string to measure your wrist and lay the string back out on a ruler to get your measurement in inches or centimeters.
Please specify the exact number on the measuring tape and whether you prefer your bracelet a little looser or tighter.
When surprising someone with a gift, we completely understand that measuring their wrist isn't an option, as it would ruin the surprise. So perhaps the following general overview of sizes could be of assistance:
| Wrist measurement
|6"||15.2 cm||X- Small|
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