Deep gold shine enhances the natural shape of these pyrite 8x10mm tumble nugget beads from Dakota Stones. These rounded nugget-shaped beads feature dark gold metallic color with scrawling black veins. Pyrite is an iron sulfide and has an opaque, shiny, metallic luster. It is named for the Greek word "pyr," which means fire, as it produces sparks when struck with steel. Pyrite has been used in jewelry and ornamentation for thousands of years and North American Indians even used it in amulets. Metaphysical Properties: Pyrite is used to foster intelligence, logic and analytical ability.
Because gemstones are natural materials, appearances may vary from bead to bead. Each strand includes approximately 14 beads.
Diameter 8-9.5mm, Length 8.5-11mm