Pyrite’s name comes from the Greek, pyrites lithos, “the stone which strikes fire.” The crystals form in the Isometric System; cubes, octahedrons, pyritohedrons and combinations of these and other forms. It also may be found in radiating disks, hair-like crystals, concretions and massive lumps in sulphide ore deposits. Pyrite sometimes also contains small amounts of cobalt, nickel, silver or gold.
Pyrite is a very protective stone, shielding the user from negative energy of all kinds. Pyrite strengthens mental abilities and awareness of higher forms of knowledge.
Pyrite protects from both environmental pollution and physical danger. Pyrite also promotes good physical health and emotional well-being.
Pyrite is known as a stone of luck, helping to attract abundance, wealth and prosperity to the user.
Pyrite is helpful for any type of infection and can purify the systems of the body. Pyrite can be used to bring a feeling of increased vitality during times of hard-work or stress. Pyrite is also great for balancing one's energetic fields. If you are feeling overworked lately, with no end in sight, then Pyrite might be for you! Pyrite makes a great gift for those in convalescence.
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. Physically, pyrite has been used to help with common colds and other infectious diseases.
Rainbow pyrite is not known to be treated or enhanced in any way.
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.