Know Your Rocks: Pyrite

Pyrite, also known as “Fool’s Gold”, is literally a strikingly magnificent semi-precious gemstone. Pyrite earned its name from the Greek term “pyros”, which means fire. When struck together or against a hard surface, it has the ability to emit sparks. Pyrite is often called “Fool’s Gold”, due to notoriously being mistaken for actual gold. In reality, pyrite is much harder and has a lighter brass-yellow shade with a beautiful metallic luster. One of the most fascinating facts aboutĀ this gemstoneĀ is how it can form naturally in an almost-perfect cube shape.

Pyrite is a protective stone that can promote positive thinking. Many believe that it is good for business, as it can bring success. Beadworks offer many variations of pyrite gemstone beads that can be turned into exquisite jewelry pieces.