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Pyrite in Crystal Polished 6mm Round

23.50 Grams
  • Pyrite in Crystal Polished 6mm Round
  • Pyrite in Crystal Polished 6mm Round


  • Approximate beads per strand: 65
  • What is it: The mineral pyrite, also known as fool's gold, is an iron sulfide with the chemical formula FeS2. Pyrite is considered the most common of the sulfide minerals. Pyrite's metallic luster and brass-like hue, give it a visual resemblance to gold, hence the nickname of "fool's gold".
  • Quartz is a common variety of silicon dioxide that often crystallizes into well-formed hexagonal prisms. It occurs in many colors, including purple amethyst, yellow citrine, and smokey quartz. Colorless, transparent quartz with little to no impurities are refered to as "crystal quartz".
  • History: The name pyrite is derived from the greek word πυρίτης (pyritēs), "of fire" or "in fire." In ancient Rome, this name was applied to several types of stone that would create sparks when struck against steel. Pyrite was the popular choice in the 16th and 17th centuries as a source of ignition in early firearms, most notably the type of firearm known as the wheellock, where a sample of pyrite was placed against a circular file to strike the sparks needed to fire the gun.
  • Crystal Quartz are among the earliest of prized gemstones. Uses of crystal date back to as far as 75,000 BC. Every culture on the planet has attributed magical powers to quartz crystals, as they are commonly made into "Crystal Balls," which are used in fortune telling. The Japanese considered it "the perfect jewel", symbolizing patience, perseverance, and purity. 
  • Metaphysical Properties: Pyrite is believed to be a very protective stone, shielding the user from negative energy of all kinds. It is said to carry Pyrite in your pocket to protect you from both environmental pollution and physical danger. Pyrite also promotes physical health and emotional well-being.
  • There is believed to be emotional healing properties of crystal quartz that remove feelings of negativity while encouraging positive feelings and thoughts. Considered to enhance awareness and improves one's perceptions. Energy levels increase, and thought processes are improved and clarified.
  • Because gemstones are natural materials, appearances may vary from bead to bead
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Additional Information

By the strand
Approx. Strand Length:
16 inches
Hole Size:
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