Monday, July 26, 2010

Pyrite, The Fools Gold.

Pyrite is a very common mineral. Due to its yellow color, it is called fools gold because there was time when miners confused it with gold. Pyrite is often used in ornaments and jewelry. Jewelry made out of fools gold is called Marcasite jewelry. It makes it very confusing because there is a stone called marcasite, but the stone is more brittle then pyrite. Marcasite is never used as a gem, unlike pyrite.

Coeurdepierres' pyrite necklace on Etsy



PS. Today is a good day. I am going on a vacation soon and I got a present from one of my co workers. An engineering scale, a really nice one too.

5 comments:

  1. I love your jewelry and ur Etsy Shop!

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  2. What a neat blog. I love following blogs where I'll actually learn something. I'm so glad I found you (through a thread I started on etsy).

    I love your jewelry as well, and would love for you to post some things on my new site http://efreeme.com - there are no listing fees or commissions on sales!

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