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I Have an Evil Odor and Come From Deep in the Earth, But Not That Deep

Don’t be fooled by my gilded aura.

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I Have an Evil Odor and Come From Deep in the Earth, But Not <em>That</em> Deep

I AM NOT CONSIDERED “valuable” but I have a history as rich as any mineral. The ancient Greeks believed the element of fire was hidden inside my belly, because of the way sparks would fly when I struck iron and because of the pungent sulfurous odor that would be emitted from such collisions. In the Middle Ages this was held as evidence of my connection to the fires of hell. My use in jewelry dates back to the antiquities. More recently, the Victorians liked me as did art nouveau jewelry designers, often in combination with silver. (Marcasite jewelry? That’s me.) Some fools have confused me with gold but I’m sure you won’t.

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