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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.

Marcasite is a type of gemstone that has been used in jewelry for centuries.                    
Marcasite jewelry refers to the gemstone but it also means a type of jewelry – setting tiny pieces of pyrite in designs into silver. Marcasite jewelry has a distinct look and is popular in vintage jewelry pieces.  
Measurements: 44.00 mm x 10.00 mm                                                                              
Stone Size: Marcasite: 3.00 mm each                                                                                      
Weight: 4.30 grams                                                                                                                    
Condition: Excellent                                                                                                              
Origin: Europe                                                                                                                              
Date: Circa 1920

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