Rainbow pyrite (from Russia) pendant, 20x49mm, gold-plated bail. Chain is not included. We will send it to you securely packed in the professional jewelry box with the “Les Deux Artisans” logo (as shown on the picture).
About the stone
Pyrite(Marcasite) has been used in jewelry for thousands of years and was used by the ancient Romans, Greeks and Inca’s among others. Because Pyrite resembles gold, with its yellow metallic shine, it was given the nickname “fool’s gold”. Nevertheless, high quality Pyrite is still very beautiful gemstone enough to form the focal point of any outfit, casual or dressed up.
The name Pyrite ("mineral of fire") is a reference to the fact that it will emit sparks when struck by a metal hammer.
Although many years ago there was some use of true Marcasite as a gem, it has long since been replaced by its close relative, Pyrite, which looks nearly identical, but is much more plentiful, stable and wearable. Along the way nobody ever bothered to change the name, so we keep on using the Marcasite misnomer. Besides masquerading as Marascite and starring as gem inclusions, Pyrite also "pyritizes" fossils. Most commonly we see fossil Ammonites whose shell minerals have been replaced with the metallic yellow Pyrite or its oxidized iridescent form. These dual productions of the forces of biology and geology, although quite inexpensive, are among the loveliest objects of Nature.
Rainbow pyrite is not known to be treated or enhanced in any way.
Caution! Rainbow pyrite should only be cleaned using plain water and mild soap. Using a soft cloth may not be efficient when trying to clean small crevices. A soft brush, such as a toothbrush, can be used, but great care should be taken to ensure not too much pressure is applied. Do not use any harsh chemicals or cleaners to clean rainbow pyrite and rinse only with room temperature water.
Rainbow Pyrite is a traditional symbol for money and good luck.Rainbow pyrite is a stone of manifestation. Rainbow pyrite may be used as a protective stone and is ideal for wearing as a talisman or amulet. It is believed that rainbow pyrite can promote psychic development. It is a crystal of positivity and is thought to help reduce anxiety and frustration. It best used to balance and stimulate energies of the third Chakra. Physically, pyrite has been used to help with common colds and other infectious diseases.