Cuprite gets its name from the Latin word “cuprum” meaning copper. Pure Cuprite crystals of jewelry size are one of the most rare and spectacular gemstones in existence. The softness of pure Cuprite crystals is the only detractor from its worth.
Cuprite is a minor copper ore. These Cuprite gemstone beads are actually cuprite and jasper, and they are also known as Copper Ore Jasper.
Metaphysically, Cuprite is believed to be a stone of grounding.