Natural Pyrite Pendants – Pyrite is also known as the
‘Fool’s Gold’ due to the characteristic similarities is has with gold. This
gemstone has a metallic pale brass-yellow lustre and can be found with trace
minerals such as real gold, cobalt, silver and nickel. The glittery flecks on
Lapis Lazuli are Pyrite.
The name is derived from the Greek word ‘pyr’ which
translates to ‘fire’. Interestingly when Pyrite is hit on a solid material it
generates spark just like a flint.
During the Victorian Period Pyrite was extensively
used for creating jewelry and also jewelry boxes, carved badges, shoe buckles and
ornaments. During the Second World War this gemstone was an important material
for the production of sulphur and sulphuring acid due to it containing iron
disulfide. The Native Americans also regarded Pyrite as a health restorative
The largest and most prominent source of Pyrite is
mined in Peru, although it is also found all over the world such as Canada, Germany,
South Africa, USA, Spain, Russia, Namibia and Mexico.
According to spiritual healers, Pyrite is an element
of both Earth and fire. Which is symbolic for fortune and abundance that is
bestowed to the wearer of the stone. It helps one conquer fear and concerns,
aid in manifesting, communication and inspiring creativity. It is said that
placing a Pyrite in a corner of a room can help provide vitality and vivacity.
Physically Pyrite can help with issues stemming from a
poor immune system, helps with bronchitis, asthma, blood imbalances and DNA
The astrological sign for Pyrite is Leo. It is the
birthstone for those born between July 22nd to August 21st.
Pyrite is for the sacral chakra and solar plexus chakra.