This was in a big lot of Peruvian pyrite that I recently purchased.  Everybody has seen crystal skulls, but how about a pyrite skull?  A piece of pyrite from the mines in Peru that was carved/polished into 3 1/2″ long skull.  The “brains” are a druze of pyritohedral pyrite crystals.  Pretty cool!

Just just it up for sale on at

etsy find of the day 2 | 3.20.13

theme thursday: blue necklaces

lapis lazuli necklace by roseandanchor

how pretty is this piece?! the blue nugget is a slight turquoise hue with pyrite flecks, and i’m totally digging the vintage curved bar setting and the long chain.