Create natural shining elegance in your designs with the Dakota Stones pyrite 6mm faceted roundel bead strand. These multi-faceted, rounded beads feature striking gold metallic color. Pyrite is an iron sulfide and has an opaque, shiny, metallic luster. It is named for the Greek word "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 even used it in amulets. Mined in the USA and worldwide, pyrite is said to help one to communicate more openly and honestly, providing both emotional and physical protection. These beads feature a versatile 6mm size, so they can be used in a variety of designs.