As the name suggests, this gemstone is golden yellow in color and shines as bright as the sun! This sulphide mineral was often mistaken with gold nugget, hence its also referred as ‘Fool’s Gold’. The name is derived from Greek word ‘Pyr’ meaning ‘fire’. Yes! Pyrite was used by primitive humans to create fire. The stone was struck against other hard surfaces to create sparks.
Pyrite has been an ornamental stone, used for jewelry for thousands of years. But the nodular version of the stone have always been collector’s delight, also referred as ‘Pyrite Suns’.
Pyrite is also found as golden freckles in Blue Lapis Lazuli gemstone.
Its origin goes back around 300 million years old and are believed to be first found in Pennsylvania. In the ancient times, pyrite sun was used in sacred talismans and other holy crystals. It is believed to be improving self control of a person and bringing wealth & fortunes to him or her. It's bright yellow stone is believed to work as a mirror to self such as knowing internal doubts and solving disputes with the inner self. It is also a protecting stone which saves the wearer from physical harm and keeps betrayal at bay. People who work in hazardous work situations are recommended pyrite sun stones by legends to protect them from any mis happening. It is even believed to increase the creativity of the person and making him or her feel connected to the universe and the other sacred powers.