Green Pyrite Beads
Like snakeskin, our Green Pyrite gemstone beads are both metallic and an earthy green color. Call on your inner reptilian! With its metallic luster and golden hue, pyrite has earned the nickname Fool's Gold, since many miners have mistaken it for the real thing. In fact, very small quantities of actual gold are sometimes found in pyrite. Pyrite is quite easy to distinguish from true gold, as it is much lighter and harder. It cannot be easily scratched. The name of this gemstone comes from the Greek word “pyr”, meaning fire, as pyrite emits sparks when struck by metal.
Green Pyrite beads have been treated to attain their green coloration. Pyrite is an iron sulfide, and is the most common of the sulfide minerals. Pyrite can be sourced from all over the world.
Pyrite is thought to attract luck, prosperity, and abundance to its wearer. This stone is also said to promote productivity and revitalization.