A striking A metallic element which is malleable and ductile, and white in colour, making it ideal for use in jewellery. It is usually mixed with copper to improve its hardness.
necklace that was made circa 1920-1930. It is When something has segments connected by flexible joints. so sits well when worn. It has been hand set with graded The marcasite of jewellery is in fact iron pyrite as marcasite itself is too brittle alone for the durability required of a piece. This jewellery marcasite is sometimes called ‘fool’s gold’ given its heavily metallic appearance. Marcasite of this kind also offers a kind of iridescence, explaining its use as a more affordable diamond replacement that wi... More (iron pyrites) and a A man-made pearl. The pearls are produced by inserting an irritant into a mollusk.. It has an unusual original silver chain. This was the Jewellery designed for wear with current fashions and usually made of inexpensive materials. Usually applied to two classes of jewellery: gem-set imitations, which resemble precious jewellery but are made of silver (sometimes rhodium-coated) or pinchbeck and set with substitutes for gemstones, e.g. marcasite, paste or synthetic gemstones; although usually th... More of the 1920s as the marcasite looks like rose diamonds. These necklaces always look fantastic when worn.
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Art Deco Silver, Marcasite & Pearl Necklace
|Date & Origin||Art Deco (1920-1935), German|
|Measurements||Length 55 cm|
Length of marcasite section 8.5 cm
Height of centre piece 2.5 cm
|Hallmarks||Chain marked 835 (for silver) Marcasite section marked Sterling|
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