Pyrite jewellery rocks (ahem)

May 26th 2010katie

I’ve been fascinated by pyrite – also known as fool’s gold – since I was a child, because my parents always had two big chunks of it on display in a cabinet and I loved the shinyness of the faceted surfaces versus the dull charcoal grey of the plain rock. Wikipedia tells me that despite its fairly useless-sounding epithet it’s a pretty useful substance, being used historically as firearm ignition, a radio-wave detector, and set in silver to make Victorian jewellery.

I love these rather more modern uses of the rock in its natural state as a statement necklace charm – all found on Etsy.

Triple Faceted Meteor Necklace

Riley Necklace – pyrite nuggets and oxidized sterling silver

Pyrite crystal necklace
– I bought this one! But the seller has more similar items.

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Comments (4)

  • Michelle

    May 26th 2010 at 12:44 pm

    These are amazing! I love pyrite/precious rocks in general.

  • denise

    May 26th 2010 at 4:01 pm

    GAHH so awesome im dying. Thanks so much for sharing this and theyre quite affordable!!! yay :D

  • San Smith

    May 26th 2010 at 11:20 pm

    The one you got is super gorgeous!

  • Jac

    March 10th 2013 at 1:56 am

    Pyrite is amazing to look at but be careful wearing it because when the stones rub together they can create a black dust that will get on your clothes and skin. Also pyrite is very brittle and can break easily so be gentle with your jewelry. That necklace is very pretty though.

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