New hematite connectors: solid link!

November 14, 2008

Need to iron out some wrinkles in your jewelry making? Missing a link that would perfectly evolve your designs? Hook up with four
new connector findings in an unusual material, hematite!
We think you’ll find they bring in a rock solid look. Here’s the lowdown:

We’ve added two of these connectors in a button style (having two holes). These are both contoured ovals. The
smaller connector is
18x13mm, which is about 3/4″ x 1/2″. The
larger connector is 28x22mm,
or about 1 1/8″ x 7/8″. The holes are large enough for a pretty substantial cord, being 4-4.5mm wide in the smaller style, and 5-5.5mm in the larger. Both connectors are fairly thick too, at 4mm and 6mm respectively.


The other two hematite connectors just added are in a “square donut” style. As you can see, the first one is actually a
rectangular donut!
It’s 30x22mm (about 1 1/4″ x 7/8″). The other is a 30x30mm
square donut
(so 1 1/4″ on a side). These are a little less thick than the button styles, at 4mm and 3.5mm respectively.

As with all of our hematite products, Rings & Things likes to point out that this is a manmade material.
The real thing is nearly impossible to get these days at a reasonable price. More information on this gemstone. T
he artificial version is nearly indistinguishable from natural hematite, and has the advantages of better price and of being available in many more interesting shapes–like the ones above.

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