Pyrite features striking dark gold metallic color streaked with veins of black. Also known as "fool's gold," 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. Found all over the world, pyrite is said to encourage the ideal of health, intellect and emotional well-being. These gemstone beads come in many different shapes and sizes, ensuring you'll find something perfect for your needs.