Fools gold; most people are familiar with the term, but what exactly is fools gold? Fools gold is the mineral iron pyrite and naturally has a yellow metallic look which people often times have confused for gold.
Pyrite's name originates dating back all the way to the ancient Romans. When found and struck against steel, pyrite would create a spark, and they derived the name from the Greek word meaning "of fire".
Pyrite can be found in abundance in different levels of the earth's rock formations, as well as being found near many quartz stone veins.
Nowadays, while it's being confused for the rich mineral gold, Pyrite is used in a few commercial industries, such as paper manufacturers, and is used when making the lithium batteries we use in our watches, key fobs, and so much more.
Inc jewelry uses, pyrite has been used, and still is used in the making of marcasite jewelry. Marcasite jewelry has been one of the most classic jewelry designs to ever hit the market since it's huge popularity in the Victorian era, and many vintage pieces still boast the classical look of the mineral.