Pyrite—also known as fool’s gold—is courting the spotlight these days, and we haven’t seen the material put to better use than in this pendant necklace created by Sophie Monet. The shiny, irregular surface of the rock plays well with the smooth, geometric chunk of shedua wood. The whole creation, with its 30-inch copper chain, looks like it wields some sort of magical power that would practically guarantee you a perfect day roaming the streets of Noho, Echo Park, Bucktown, or wherever you go to show off your awesome street style. Each necklace comes with a certificate of authenticity signed and numbered by the designer.
If you thought jewelry-making was a delicate craft—well, read on.
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