Pyrite jewellery rocks (ahem)

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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4 thoughts on “Pyrite jewellery rocks (ahem)

  1. 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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