Rainbow Pyrite

Rainbow Pyrite


       Rainbow Pyrite is a stunning and rare, natural variety of Pyrite, also known as Iridescent Pyrite or Peacock Pyrite. It's composed of iron disulfide. The iridescent effect is created by thin layers of iron oxides or other secondary minerals forming on the surface of the pyrite crystals. Rainbow Pyrite is only found in Russia.

      Pyrite, also known as "Fool's Gold", is composed of iron sulfide and is the most common sulfide mineral. The name "Pyrite" is after the Greek word "pyrites lithos" meaning "the stone which strikes fire" because it emits sparks when struck by metal or a hard surface. Pyrite crystals are piezoelectric, meaning that they can generate a small electric charge when pressure is applied. It also has another special property, called pyroelectricity, that occurs when a crystal becomes electrically charged when heated or cooled. 

      Pyrite's nickname originated after fooling novice prospectors. Pyrite's gold color, metallic luster, and high specific gravity often cause it to be mistaken for Gold by the untrained eye. Gold and Pyrite minerals often form together and sometimes Pyrite will contain inclusions of Gold. Pyrite crystals are often striated and may form cubic, octahedral, or twelve-sided “pyritohedra” shaped crystals. It often forms in hydrothermal veins and coal deposits. Pyrite can be found in igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks all over the globe.

      Our enchantment with Pyrite, dates back to Ancient Rome where it was used primarily as a fire starter. Pyrite has long been associated with the ancient art of alchemy, blending science, magic, and religion; practiced in Europe and Asia for over 1,500 years. It was also used as a decorative stone and worn in jewelry or amulets. Pyrite was even described by Pliny the Elder for its ability to create a fire. In Ancient Greece, Pyrite believed was believed to have magical properties that brought good luck and protection. Mosaic Pyrite mirrors were used in pre-Columbian Mesoamerica by the Mayans, Aztec, Olmec and Purépecha. Native American tribes used Pyrite for various spiritual and healing purposes. Pyrite was used in the 16th and 17th centuries as a source of ignition in early firearms. In the early 20th century, Pyrite was used in radio receivers.

      Rainbow Pyrite is an enchanting gem of good luck, confidence and wealth! This gem cleanses, balances and replenishes the body's aura and energy centers. It creates a powerful shield of protection around the aura to block negative energy and EMF. Rainbow Pyrite has an empowering energy that enhances your confidence, strength and drive to pursue your dreams. Its legendary lucky energy will bring good luck, auspicious opportunities or connections, and attract your desires. Rainbow Pyrite will attract abundance and help you accumulate wealth. It helps enhance mental focus and memory, making it the perfect stone to keep on your desk. Rainbow Pyrite has an uplifting that harmonizes the body, mind and spirit.

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