The combination of the golden pyrite and silver-plated wings on this angel give her a contemporary appearance.
Pyrite is often known as “Fool’s Gold,” because it was mistaken by naïve prospectors as real gold. It was used by dishonest mine owners to salt their mines for the purpose of convincing people they were still gold-producers.
The name Pyrite derives from the Greek pyr or pyros, meaning “fire” for its ability to emit sparks when pieces are struck together or against a hard surface.
Pyrite is found in Italy, France, Spain, Peru, Bolivia, Mexico and USA.
It has been used in jewellery for
thousands of years, ancient
civilizations such as the Greeks, Romans and Incas all used pyrite. The Incas in South America
used large polished slabs of the pyrite as mirrors.
Pyrite’s suggested properties include
- Encourages action, vitality and will
- Ideal as the stone for new ventures
- Taps into one’s abilities and potential
- Develops confidence and the persistence
- Aids completion of a venture