A favorite among the Incas, Queen Victoria and even Cleopatra herself, marcasite jewelry has been enchanting the world for thousands of years.
Crafted out of cut and polished pyrite (or Fool's Gold), marcasite dazzles like diamonds, but only costs a fraction of the price, making it an affordable alternative for the masses -- particularly in the Victorian era.
Marcasite jewelry was especially popular during the Art Nouveau and Art Deco periods, and this gorgeous necklace is a wonderful example of the beauty and unspoken romance of the stone.
Handcrafted in ornate 800 silver with delicate milgrain detailing, this exquisite piece takes its design inspiration from Mother Nature herself with its flower centerpiece and organic scroll work.
All of the prong-set marcasite is present and has lots of sparkle!
Materials: 800 silver, 925 silver clasp and chain, marcasite
Markings: Bib portion is marked 800 with an unidentified maker's mark. Clasp is marked sterling.
One piece of marcasite has been replaced.
Cleaning and Care
Clean gently with warm soap and water and a soft bristled brush. Dry thoroughly.