Pyrite is the most abundant sulfide mineral in the Earth's crust. Another name for pyrite is also called "fool's gold" because this golden beauty can confuse people with its golden yellow color. Pyrite gets its name from the Greek word "pyr" which means "fire", because it's sparks fire when it collides with another minerals or metals. It can score a hardness between 6 and 6.5 on the Mohs scale. Want to know more about pyrite? Check out our gemstone page!
Spiritually, pyrite is referred to as an insightful stone. It promotes self-knowledge and is said to bring repressed memories to the surface of your mind. Pyrite belongs to the constellation Leo. Read more about which gemstones belong to zodiac signs here!
NB! Pyrite contains iron and can rust if it's in contact with water.