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Also known as fool’s gold or fire stone, Pyrite Beads add sparkle and fire to any necklace or bracelet. Pyrite is fairly common and is found all over the world. It has been used to start fires, dye wool and power radios. Although this mineral resembles gold, it has a beauty all its own.

Pyrite Faceted Rondelle Beads, 12.5 inch, 3mm diameter, 129 pieces

Pyrite Faceted Rondelle Beads, 12.5 inch, 3mm diameter, 129 pieces

$24.12
$18.00

Approx. Strand Length 135. inches | Approx. Bead Size 3mm diameter average | 139 pieces

Pyrite Faceted Rondelle Beads, 14 inch, 3-3.5mm diameter, 140 pieces

Pyrite Faceted Rondelle Beads, 14 inch, 3-3.5mm diameter, 140 pieces

$15.00

Approx. Strand Length14 inches, | Approx. Bead Size 3-3.5mm diameter | 140 pieces

16x10mm Gold Pyrite Plain Twist Oval Beads 15.5 inch 25 pieces

16x10mm Gold Pyrite Plain Twist Oval Beads 15.5 inch 25 pieces

$26.80
$20.00

Gold Pyrite Plain Twist Oval Beads measure approximately 16x10x4mm on the 15.5 inch stand of approx. 25 beads with metallic gleam.

3.5mm Pyrite faceted rondelle beads 13 inch 119 pieces

3.5mm Pyrite faceted rondelle beads 13 inch 119 pieces

$10.00

3.5mm approximate measure for these Pyrite faceted rondelle beads presented on a 13 inch strand of 119 pieces.

6mm Matte Pyrite plain round beads 15.5 inch 69 pieces

6mm Matte Pyrite plain round beads 15.5 inch 69 pieces

$8.00

Approximates: 6mm Matte Pyrite plain round beads 15.5 inch 69 pieces

7x5-4x3mm Pyrite Tumbled Nugget Beads 15 inch 75 pieces

7x5-4x3mm Pyrite Tumbled Nugget Beads 15 inch 75 pieces

$8.00

approximate 7x5mm to 4x3mm Pyrite Tumbled Nugget Beads 15 inch 75 pieces

Pyrite Faceted Rondelle Beads, 13.5" length, 4mm diameter, 108 pieces

Pyrite Faceted Rondelle Beads, 13.5" length, 4mm diameter, 108 pieces

$26.80
$20.00

Approx. Strand Length 13.5 inch | Approx. Bead Size 4mm diameter | 108 pieces

2.5mm Pyrite faceted round beads 15 inch 151 pieces

2.5mm Pyrite faceted round beads 15 inch 151 pieces

$18.00

2.5mm approximate measure for these Pyrite faceted round beads presented on a 15 inch strand of 151 pieces.

6-7mm Pyrite Faceted Cube Beads 29 pieces

6-7mm Pyrite Faceted Cube Beads 29 pieces

$60.30
$45.00

Strand measures approximately 8 inches in length with 6x6mm to 7x7mm faceted cubes totaling 29 pieces

37x26.5x3.7mm Pyrite Slab Bead 1 Piece

37x26.5x3.7mm Pyrite Slab Bead 1 Piece

$8.00

approximate 37x26.5x3.7mm average size Pyrite Slab Bead 1 Piece

10mm Pyrite Top Drilled Plain Round Beads 16 inch 19 pieces

10mm Pyrite Top Drilled Plain Round Beads 16 inch 19 pieces

$20.10
$15.00

Approximate 10mm diameter on the 16 inch strand of 19 pieces

4mm Matte Pyrite plain round beads 15.5 inch 104 pieces

4mm Matte Pyrite plain round beads 15.5 inch 104 pieces

$6.00

Approximates: 4mm Matte Pyrite plain round beads 15.5 inch 104 pieces

35.5x28.5mm average Pyrite Slab Bead 1 Piece

35.5x28.5mm average Pyrite Slab Bead 1 Piece

$5.00

approximate 35.5x28.5mm Pyrite Slab Bead 1 Piece

8mm Golden Pyrite plain cube Beads 16 inch 50 pieces

8mm Golden Pyrite plain cube Beads 16 inch 50 pieces

$30.00

Approximate 8x8mm Golden Pyrite plain cube

9-10mm Golden Pyrite Faceted Cube Beads 8 inch 19 pieces

9-10mm Golden Pyrite Faceted Cube Beads 8 inch 19 pieces

$46.90
$35.00

approximate 9x9mm to 10x10mm 8 inch 19 pieces

5.5x3.5-7x6.8mm Golden Pyrite tumbled Nugget Beads 13 inch 67 pieces

5.5x3.5-7x6.8mm Golden Pyrite tumbled Nugget Beads 13 inch 67 pieces

$25.00

Golden Pyrite approximate size ranges from 5.5x3.5mm to 7x6.8mm

Raw Pyrite Straight Drilled Plain Kite, approx. 14 inch length, 10x7x3-13x9x3mm, 29 pieces

Raw Pyrite Straight Drilled Plain Kite, approx. 14 inch length, 10x7x3-13x9x3mm, 29 pieces

$13.40
$10.00

Approx. Strand Length 14 inch | Approx. Bead Size 10x7x3-13x9x3mm | 29 pieces

6-7mm Pyrite faceted cubes 8 inch 29 beads

6-7mm Pyrite faceted cubes 8 inch 29 beads

$35.00

6-7mm approximate measure for these Pyrite faceted cubes on the 8 inch strand of approximately 29 beads showing a strongly muted metallic appearance.

8-10mm Golden Pyrite Faceted Cube Beads 8 inch 19 pieces

8-10mm Golden Pyrite Faceted Cube Beads 8 inch 19 pieces

$67.00
$50.00

approximate 8x8mm to 10x10mm 8 inch 19 pieces

23x22-40x40mm Pyrite Slab Bead Set of 3

23x22-40x40mm Pyrite Slab Bead Set of 3

$20.00

Set of 3 Pyrite Slab Beads measure approximate 23.3x22.2x23.6mm, 25.5x23.9x25.1mm, 40x40.6x37.4mm


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Iron Pyrite

Pyrite is an iron sulfide mineral with a characteristic metallic sheen that often forms cube-shaped crystals. Its glossy brass color looks similar to gold. Pyrite is often found in coal veins, and it has a tendency to replace other minerals in fossils, creating what are called “pyrite dollars.”

Bringers of Fire

The name pyrite refers to the purpose for which the Greeks and Romans used the mineral: as a fire-starter. When pyrite is struck against steel, it gives off sparks which can be used to ignite tinder and build a fire. It was used during the 16th and 17th centuries as part of the igniting mechanism in firearms -- so pyrite jewelry has survival value, in addition to beauty!

Just Fooling

During the California Gold Rush in the mid 1800s, pyrite became known as “fool’s gold,” because inexperienced miners often mistook it for gold. This wasn’t as foolish as it sounds because pyrite is often found in the same area as gold. Pyrite beads were very popular during the Victorian era when they were called marcasite and set into ornate silver jewelry.

Modern Uses

In addition to pyrite jewelry, this mineral has many other uses. It has been a component in the production of copperas, or iron sulfate, which was used as a mordant for dyeing wool for centuries. Today pyrite is used in lithium batteries and crystal radio kits, and the mineral may have uses in solar technology. It would be an inexpensive and abundant component in solar panels.

Protection and Shielding

Crystal healers value pyrite beads for their protective abilities. This crystal is considered one of the most powerful protection stones available to shield against all forms of negative energy, whether physical, psychic or emotional. Wearing pyrite beads helps to overcome lethargy, fatigue and feelings of inadequacy. It instills confidence in the wearer and also helps to improve mental recall of information, making it a popular gemstone for students.

The Incas used pyrite for divination, and it has a reputation for allowing the wearer to see what lies beneath the surface of a situation. It also has a connection with luck, and because of its similar appearance to gold, pyrite has long been used to attract wealth and prosperity.

Don’t be Fooled

the Bead Traders will never substitute inferior quality beads for the beads you order. If we need to make substitutions in your order, it will always be with beads of a higher quality, never lower. Trust the Bead Traders to supply you with the best pyrite beads and jewelry making materials.

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