Pyrite is widely used to carve a variety of shapes. This example of a heart showcases why. Even though this piece has been meticulously shaped, you are still able to see the natural crystal growth of pyrite. You get the best of both worlds!
Size: 1.7 in.
Weight: 4.0 oz
Pyrite is a wildly popular simple cubic iron sulfide that is commonly referred to as Fool's Gold. It achieved this nickname for obvious reasons. Its name is derived from the Greek phrase pyrites lithos translating to the stone which strikes fire. Pyrite is found all over the world in quartz veins, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks. It has even been found to replace minerals in fossil specimens such as gastropods and trilobites. This mineral has had many uses in the past. It has been used as a source of ignition in firearms and fire starters. It is currently used in the manufacture of paper and lithium batteries.
Pyrite is considered both a stone of luck and protection. It promotes good health and emotional well-being.
You will receive the heart pictured. Colors may vary based on screen size and resolution.