Pyrite

All About Pyrite

See this video to learn more about how to identify Pyrite quality:

The quality grading of pyrite is very complicated given the fact that:

  • Pyrite price per kilo is NOT determined by the size of the cluster, but by the size of the crystals on a cluster.
  • Bulk and collectors levels are differentiated by the amount of damage on the cluster.
  • Pyrite has 3 main crystal shapes and many intermediary shapes, all priced differently.
  • Pyrite occurs in combination with many other minerals (all priced differently)

Other Pyrite Products

Bulk Pyrite

Wholesale:

Bulk Pyrite

Lower Grade pyrite bulk crystals (MOQ 100 kilos) and lower quality pyrite carvings from associated artisan workshops.

Pyrite chispa top heart

Wholesale:

Carved Pyrite Products

We are producing and selling a great variety of carved products at top quality level in-house with standardized sizes, the best shapes, and the best polish. 

 

Pyrite Pyramids

Retail:

Fine Mineral Crystal Specimen

Are you a fine mineral collector? Search for selected top-quality pyrite fine mineral specimens in our online shop.

Do not miss our pyrite jewelry

Pyrite sticker earring
Sterling silver moon pendant with crushed pyrite crystals
Sterling silver ring with Pyrite crystal
Sterling silver moon pendant with crushed pyrite crystals

Do not miss our pyrite designer cabs

Being made from the naturally structured surface layer of pyrite cubes,

each cab is a unique work of art by mother nature.

Cabochon made from the surface of pyrite crystal
Sterling silver moon pendant with crushed pyrite crystals
Cabochon made from the surface of pyrite crystal
Cabochon made from the surface of pyrite crystal

Our Crystal Qualities

Massive Pyrite

 

“Massive pyrite” in fact is the interior of big broken Pyrite cubes. The cubic pyrite crystals are grown masses that have no drusis inside. They are sold in sizes of around 3 cm (compared with a small Peruvian lemon). Massive Pyrite is comparatively rare and therefore sold at higher prices than pyrite with druses and small crystals.

Quinoa Pyrite & Chispa (Spark) Pyrite

 

Pyrite with many small drusis and covered with the smallest crystals

Quinoa Pyrite clusters show crystals of around 1 mm in size (similar to sand grains.

Chispa (Spark) Pyrite features on its cluster crystals of 1-3 mm size.

Sterling silver moon pendant with crushed pyrite crystals
Cabochon made from the surface of pyrite crystal
Cabochon made from the surface of pyrite crystal
Cabochon made from the surface of pyrite crystal

Top spark (Chispa resaltada)

 

Pyrite with many drusis and covered in small crystals of an average size of 3 to 6 mm (comparatively the size of a rice grain).

Regular Cocada

 

Pyrite with many drusis and showing a high number of crystals of an average size of 6 mm to 1 cm. Not all the crystals on the rock have to have this size. Many times, bigger crystals are surrounded by crystals the size of a spark or highlighted spark.

First Class Cocada (Cocada resaltada)

 

Pyrite with many drusis and covered in crystals of an average size of 8 mm to 1.5 cm.

Cubes

 

Crystal size 2 a 5 cm. This size class and higher is commonly sold as a crystal collector’s piece. Polished pieces with this crystal size are rare and unique luxury pieces.

Warning: Only work with Peruvian Dealers you can trust in

It is an unwritten marketing law, not to talk badly about the competition. However, as an ethically minded business, we have no other choice than to make you aware of a few facts:

There are a number of international wholesalers (especially from India and China – no offense intended), who believe that the kilo price for bulk pyrite can be negotiated further down and they implement fierce negotiating pressure on providers like us. But there is a limit to all negotiations. To comply with so-called “best prices” and still make a profit, Peruvian sellers have developed several methods to save money and cheat on their clients.

The following practices are commonplace:

Save money on cleaning: Pyrite comes from the mine very dirty and has to be passed through several cleaning steps in different acids. The same is true for carved products. The carving process is very dirty and all objects have to be cleaned when finished. Only a good cleaning process will ensure that the pyrite stays shiny for a long time. Dealers save money by:

  • using watered down weaker acids
  • make fewer cleaning steps and clean superficially
  • dont let the crystals dry out sufficient time after the cleaning process

All this will result in a cheaper price, but your pyrite will get dull and dark after only a few months.

Save money by upgrading low-quality crystals: Dealers for example use quinoa quality, mix in a small percentage of chispa (spark) pyrite, and sell the entire lot as 100% spark pyrite.

Save even more money, by mixing in toxic pyrite: Pyrite from Peru should always come from Huanzala mine which is the pyrite with the least amount of toxic arsenic.

Be Aware of Toxic Pyrite

There are Peruvian companies, that do mix Pyrite from Trujillo province or from Morococha mine with real Huanzala pyrite and then sell the entire lot as Huanzala pyrite.

Such pyrite has a very high content of arsenic and is a toxic material, that may put the health of your clients at risk.

At first glance, objects may look the same as Huanzala pyrite. However, you can easily distinguish both: Have a look at unpolished parts. While Huanzala pyrite has a clean golden color, Trujillo pyrite shows black patches.

After just a few months, the shine of the pyrite will disappear and the material will blacken. This material is not only a danger to health it will also lead to complaints from your clients and damage your companies’ image.

 

In Gemrock Peru we do NOT engage in such practices:

  • We sell 100% quinoa or 100% chispa – no mixes allowed. In the rare case that a wholeseller insists on a lower price we can offer mixes, but in this case we do declare in full transparency how many percent of each quality is mixed in.
  • We never sell toxic pyrite
  • We never compromise on cleaning.
Master Cabochon made from chrysocolla 3
chrysocolla worry stone
Pyrite chispa top heart
Sterling silver ring with Pyrite crystal
Master Cabochon made from chrysocolla 3
Pyrite worry stone
Pyrite crescent moons
Master Cabochon made from chrysocolla 2

Frequently Asked Questions about Pyrite Jewelry and Pyrite

Can I wear pyrite while bathing?

No Water Activities: Pyrite contains iron, which can oxidize when exposed to water for long periods. Avoid wearing your ring while swimming or showering.

Is pyrite jewelry safe? Is pyrite safe on skin?

The iron sulfate content of the pyrite can cause skin irritation, people with delicate skin conditions should carry it in a silver or gold setting and avoid direct contact with the skin.

Is pyrite dangerous to wear? Is pyrite toxic to skin?

The iron sulfate content of the pyrite can cause skin irritation, people with delicate skin conditions should carry it in a silver or gold setting and avoid direct contact with the skin.

Can you wear pyrite every day? Who should not wear pyrite stone?

The iron sulfate content of the pyrite can cause skin irritation, people with delicate skin conditions should carry it in a silver or gold setting and avoid direct contact with the skin.

Where to buy pyrite crystals ? Best place to buy pyrite

Pyrite Wholesale:

Register your company for a wholesale account with Gemrock Peru in any of the registration boxes on this website and buy bulk crystals, collectors crystals in flats, and pyrite jewelry for your shop.

Pyrite Fine Mineral Collectors:

Buy the best crystals of our Fine Mineral collection on www.gemrockshop.com

For Pyrite crystals check: https://www.gemrockshop.com/product-category/crystals-and-minerals/pyrite-crystals/

 

Pyrite Crystals for sale / pyrite cubes for sale

Pyrite Wholesale:

Register your company for a wholesale account with Gemrock Peru in any of the registration boxes on this website and buy bulk crystals, collectors crystals in flats, and pyrite jewelry for your shop.

Pyrite Fine Mineral Collectors:

Buy the best crystals of our Fine Mineral collection on www.gemrockshop.com

For Pyrite crystals check: https://www.gemrockshop.com/product-category/crystals-and-minerals/pyrite-crystals/

Pyrite fool´s gold / pyrite vs gold

Iron pyrite, also known as Fool’s Gold due to its resemblance to gold.

Is pyrite toxic to humans?

The stone is included on lists of toxic minerals because it might contain small amounts of arsenic. Yes, It can contain some arsenic, but since the crystal is not soluble in water or hydrochloric acid it poses no risks when handled.

As a decorative item, Pyrite is quite safe to have in the home. When exposed to humid air, pyrite reacts with oxygen and water to create iron sulfide (the rust), corrosive sulfuric acid, and harmful sulfur dioxide gas. However, the amount is so small, that no health risk can be expected.

pyrite crystal meaning / pyrite metaphysical properties

Spiritually, pyrite is associated with grounding and protection. Pyrite is a powerful protection stone that shields and protects against all forms of negative vibrations and/or energy, working on the physical, etheric, and emotional levels. It stimulates the intellect and enhances memory, helping to recall relevant information when needed. It is believed to create a shield of energy around the user, guarding against negative influences and energies.

Pyrite helps to balance the Throat Chakra and Heart Chakra. It helps to improve your focus, clarity, strength, energy, willpower, and confidence.

What is pyrite used for ? Is pyrite useful for anything?

Pyrite remains in commercial use for the production of sulfur dioxide, for use in such applications as the paper industry, and in the manufacture of sulfuric acid.

Where is the best place to put pyrite?

You should place Pyrite in the left most corner of your home, which is your prosperity space on the Feng Shui map. As you walk in your front door, point your hand to the left corner of your home. This is the ideal spot to place Pyrite. When you stand at your bedroom door, the far left corner that you can see is the wealth corner. You can also place pyrite in your workplace or home office to amplify good vibes.

Is pyrite good for money? Does pyrite attract money?

Crystal pyrite is believed by some to possess metaphysical properties that can attract wealth, prosperity, and abundance. It is often associated with the energy of money and is thought to stimulate the flow of wealth and opportunities.

What is the healing purpose of pyrite? - pyrite healing properties

Healing Properties: Believed to promote physical wellness, pyrite is said to support the circulatory and respiratory systems and protect against environmental pollutants.

What is pyrite good for? / What does pyrite give you?

Spiritually, pyrite is associated with grounding and protection. Pyrite is a powerful protection stone that shields and protects against all forms of negative vibrations and/or energy, working on the physical, etheric, and emotional levels. It stimulates the intellect and enhances memory, helping to recall relevant information when needed. It is believed to create a shield of energy around the user, guarding against negative influences and energies.

Pyrite helps to balance the Throat Chakra and Heart Chakra. It helps to improve your focus, clarity, strength, energy, willpower, and confidence.

Pyrite crystal benefits

Spiritually, pyrite is associated with grounding and protection. Pyrite is a powerful protection stone that shields and protects against all forms of negative vibrations and/or energy, working on the physical, etheric, and emotional levels. It stimulates the intellect and enhances memory, helping to recall relevant information when needed. It is believed to create a shield of energy around the user, guarding against negative influences and energies.

Pyrite helps to balance the Throat Chakra and Heart Chakra. It helps to improve your focus, clarity, strength, energy, willpower, and confidence.

What does pyrite do spiritually? What is the magical use of pyrite?

Spiritually, pyrite is associated with grounding and protection. Pyrite is a powerful protection stone that shields and protects against all forms of negative vibrations and/or energy, working on the physical, etheric, and emotional levels. It stimulates the intellect and enhances memory, helping to recall relevant information when needed. It is believed to create a shield of energy around the user, guarding against negative influences and energies.

Pyrite helps to balance the Throat Chakra and Heart Chakra. It helps to improve your focus, clarity, strength, energy, willpower, and confidence.

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