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Deco Elegance - Art Deco Sterling Silver Marcasite Brooch. This beautiful brooch is crafted from sterling silver, hallmarked sterling. Featuring genuine marcasite and Art Deco styling. This brooch has lovely soft lines, scrolls and floral detail, adorned by rose cut marcasite. The pin and secure lock is original and in perfect working order. This Art Deco era brooch would look perfect on any piece of your favourite clothing.
Silver was first found in large amounts around 5000 BC, when prehistoric people dug the first copper mines. ... Large-scale silver mining had developed in Anatolia by 3000 BC. This was to meet the demand from the first ancient city states, which used the metal as a common medium of exchange.
Marcasite jewellery has been made since the time of the Incas and the Ancient Greeks. Cleopatra was reported to wear Marcasite in order to preserve her beauty. The Incas are the first known civilization to have used marcasite in jewellery, with marcasite jewellery found in many Incan burial chambers.