Not a substitute for hematite, but very nice.
I can see the hematite finish...but it’s almost imperceptible.
These beads are pretty but if you’re wanting the noticeable metallic look they aren’t the way to go. I still like them, they have a slightly more charcoal sheen to them and are different than the regular jet black bicones.
Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer) Elizabeth from Missouri .