Put luxurious accents of metallic golden shine in your designs with the pyrite 10x20mm double drilled rectangle beads from Dakota Stones. Available in 8-inch strands, these rectangular beads with rounded edges feature dark gold metallic color with scrawling black veins. These beads feature two drilled stringing holes, making them excellent choices for watch bands. Pyrite is an iron sulfide and has an opaque, shiny, metallic luster. It is named for the Greek work "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 have even used it in amulets. Mined in the USA and worldwide, pyrite is said to open the left and right hemispheres of our brains, allowing us to tap into and develop creative talents and abilities. Dakota Stones offers high-quality gemstones that are all useable in jewelry designs because every bead is checked to make sure they are cut and drilled correctly, that the finish is right and that the beads look distinct to their stone type.