Spanish Pyrite Cube and Crystal Framed Art in Shadow Box - 8" x 11"
One-of-a-kind hand-crafted framed art with glittering pyrite cubes and rough pyrite, also known as "fool's gold," in a black wood shadow box measuring 8" x 11". This unique decorative piece comes with protective glass, a hook to use as wall art, and an easel for tabletop use. Sophisticated and sleek, this is a great mineral decor item and a great gift for any mineral collector or hobbyist.
Many believe in pyrite's metaphysical properties like promoting good physical health and emotional well-being. The name Pyrite comes from the Greek word "pyr" meaning "fire," and was named such because it was found that sparks would fly from it if struck against another mineral (best if Iron or Steel). Today Pyrite also carries the name of "Fool's Gold"; for the simple reason that many throughout history have mistaken it for Gold because of its similar visible structure, metallic luster, and brassy yellow color. Ironically, Gold is often found adjacent to Pyrite deposits, and the only thing foolish about finding "Fool's Gold" would be in not searching a bit further! Pyrite is easily distinguished from Gold; Pyrite being lighter in color and much harder, whereas it cannot be scratched with a fingernail or knife as Gold can be.