Pyrite is an iron sulfide and has an opaque, shiny, metallic luster. It is named for the Greek word pyr, or "fire," as it produces sparks when struck with steel. Pyrite has been used in jewelry and ornamentation for thousands of years. North American Indians used pyrite as amulets.
Pyrite is sometimes called "Fool's Gold." In the old mining days, pyrite was sometimes mistaken for gold, as they frequently occur together. Pyrite is found all over the globe.
These pyrite beads are a rustic cube shape.
Please note that I use a macro lens to get as much close-up detail as possible. Pay close attention to the size description. For reference, a quarter coin measures about 24mm in diameter.
Size: 6mm cube
Quantity: Sold by the 8-inch strand. Thirty-two (32) beads per strand.
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