These unusual beads are a combination of pyrite and amazonite. Each measures 13mm x 10mm x 5mm - about 30 to the strand.
Pyrite is an iron ore that is called “Fool’s gold” because it looks so much like gold. Many Old West miners were ‘fooled’ into thinking they were rich when they found it.
Amazonite, sometimes called Amazon Jade, is a similar stone to Aventurine. Usually found in yellow-green to blue-green. Some say Amazonite makes your married life happier.
Spiritualists believe aventurine has the ability to purify the spirit and bring balance to male and female energies. Its capacity to calm and bring inner-peace makes aventurine a very important stone in the spiritual realm. Green is the color of healing - with aventurine the all-purpose healer. Not only good for physical disorders, blockages and migraine, but also healing on all levels.