Iron Pyrite Tumbled Crystals
Brick-shaped iron pyrite crystals, popular with rock and mineral enthusiasts and a great gift for kids with an interest in the natural world.
Pyrite or iron pyrite is a distinctive mineral with a metallic lustre and brassy yellow hue which although similar to gold is not quite as yellow. The chemical compound of iron and sulphur means that it's an iron sulphide mineral and stones do tend to be surprisingly heavy for their size. With that said, pyrite is lighter in weight than gold.
The name pyrite originates from the Greek word ‘pyr’ meaning ‘fire’ because stones spark when struck. Since antiquity iron pyrite has been used for lighting fires. Although relatively hard it's also very brittle so stones will chip or shatter if knocked or dropped.
In crystal healing the reflective properties of pyrite link it to the sun and it’s also considered to be an excellent shield that blocks negative energy. It radiates positive energy and relieves anxiety and frustration and boosts self-worth and confidence. Pyrite is also used to improve mental activity (memory and recall) and to increase energy particularly when the requirement is to overcome fatigue.
These iron pyrite crystals are a medium sized tumbled stone but sizes do vary very slightly from piece to piece. When making your selection from the dropdown list should you choose to purchase 5 or 10 stones there is a possibility you may be charged slightly more for postage than we end up paying because of the difference in weight of individual stones. Should this be the case any difference will be refunded once your order has been dispatched.
Save 10% on 5 Iron Pyrite Crystals or 30% on 10
Weight Range (grams) : 8 - 15
Size Range (cms) : 2.2 - 2.6