Pendant, Hemalyke (manmade) and silver-finished brass, rainbow, 32x17mm merlion. Sold individually.
Item Number: H20-4715JE
Hemalyke with electroplated rainbow coating casts an eye-catching blend of metallic purple, blue, green and gold hues. Durable material comprised of the same chemical properties as the natural gemstone, hematite. The Merlion is an imaginary creature with the head of a lion and the body of a fish. An ancient tale passed down through generations in Singapore tells the story of a mighty half-lion, half-fish creature that rose from the sea to protect the villagers from a perilous storm. The fabled beast was said to revisit the island each year, watching over its occupants with paternal devotion.
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 jewelry 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!