Aquamarine and Pyrite Bracelet with Gold Filled Lobster Claw Clasp
- Faceted Aquamarine Rondelle and Pyrite Nugget Knotted Bracelet with Gold Filled Lobster Claw Clasp
- Approx. 7.25" Long
- Bead Size approx. (Aqua 4x7mm) (Pyrite 12-14mm)
- Knotted on Silk Cord
- Handcrafted at Beads of Paradise NYC
- Aquamarine is the blue stone in the beryl family and gets its name from Latin words meaning water and sea. While it is found all over the world, the best aquamarines come from Columbia and Brazil. The gemstone Aquamarine is the modern March birthstone. It is also the birth stone for the Zodiac sign of Scorpio. Ancient aquamarine crystals have been found in Egyptian mummy tombs. Aquamarine is commonly associated with water, and folklore tells that sailors would carry it for protection at sea to keep them safe and prevent seasickness. It is also rumored a wonderful meditation stone.
Pyrite is a metallic mineral that derives from iron. Because of its color, it has also been given the nickname, “fool’s gold.” Most Pyrite comes from the United States, although it is also found across Europe. Pyrite is usually found associated with other sulfides and oxides and is found in quartz veins, coal beds and even sometimes in fossils. Despite being nicknamed fool's gold, Pyrite is sometimes found in association with small quantities of gold. Gold and arsenic occur as a coupled substitution in the pyrite structure. Marcasite jewelry, made from small faceted pieces of Pyrite, often set in silver, was popular in the Victorian era and is still manufactured today. Its name comes from the Greek word, “pyr,” meaning “fire.”since it produces sparks when struck by steel or flint. In some French folklore, it is called “Pierre de Sante,” meaning “stone of health,” as it is believed to heal the entire body. Pyrite is also rumored in stone lore to enhance communication and increase physical stamina.