Often termed as the “Fool’s Gold”, Pyrite is a beautiful and useful mineral stone which exactly looks like an imitation of gold. Te gleaming beauty of this mineral hides in itself the power of protection and shield that safeguards the one who wears it against all negative and pessimistic energies.
Pyrite is an element of earth, and also reverberates to Fire energy. The fire and earth energy both symbolizes the wearer’s ability to generate prosperity and wealth by one’s power. It also connotes to lasting presence and warmth. Pyrite is considered to be masculine in power and nature; it is a stone of action, will and vitality. Pyrite is believed to bring confidence into the person that carries him through the phase of completing the tasks he took up.
Pyrite was extensively used in jewellery making in the ancient times, but now its popularity in jewellery making has slightly decreased.
Pyrite, other than being called as ‘Fool’s Gold”, is also known as iron Pyrite and “Cat’s Gold” in Germany. Pyrite once was extremely admired and high-prized by the native Indian tribes of America because it was believed to be a magical crystal for them. Pyrite was polished by them into mirrors for fortunetelling and gazing. Before the 18th century, Pyrite was used as a decorative stone for rings, jewellery boxes, shoe buckles, badges, etc. It was also very popular in England during the Victorian age.