Pyrite is also known as fools gold because it was often mistaken for gold but there is nothing foolish about this amazing gem! Pyrite was traditionally known as a stone of luck bestowing golden opportunities to its user as it attracts prosperity and abundance, making it a great stone for manifesting and giving you the confidence to follow your dreams.
Pyrite is full of positivity and radiates that energy into your life, promoting joy and sparkle. It is also a great stone to help you tap into your creativity, allowing you to express yourself freely. Pyrite reignites old passions and enhances will power and stamina. It is a great leadership stone as it helps alleviate any fears and helps you to believe in yourself and allow yourself to shine.
Pyrite is a good stone to use any time you are manifesting or writing down your goals.
The name "pyrite" is after the Greek "pyr" meaning "fire." This name was given because pyrite can be used to create the sparks needed for starting a fire if it is struck against metal or another hard material. Pyrite has been used for thousands of years by ancient cultures. Pyrite was used as jewellery by ancient Greeks, Romans and the Incas. The Greeks also used it to make pins and amulets and the Incas used its reflective surface as mirrors. Pieces of pyrite have also been used as a spark-producing material in flintlock firearms.
Pyrite or Iron Pyrite is an abundant Iron Sulfide mineral. It has a brassy appearance which closely resembles gold giving it the nickname 'fools gold'. Pyrite crystallizes from iron and sulfur-bearing water solutions, sometimes heated, in which there is very little oxygen. It usually forms in cubic crystals and has a hardness of 6.5 on Mohs scale. It can be found all over the world with large deposits in Spain, China, Italy, Russia and Peru.