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After Eight - Art Deco Sterling Silver Marcasite Brooch. This exquisite brooch is crafted from sterling silver, hallmarked STERLING, GERMANY. Featuring Art Deco styling, rose cut marcasite, and quality craftsmanship. This beautiful brooch is a bar style with a pin and lock mechanism, in perfect working order. The rose cut marcasite are hand -set , and sparkle beautifully. The Art Deco pin looks beautiful high on a collar, dress, lapel, scarf or your favourite hat. Highly collectible , elegant and so special!
Silver's history is long. The first evidence of silver mining dates back to 3000 B.C., in Turkey and Greece, according to the RSC. Ancient people even figured out how to refine silver. ... The silver does not react to the air, but the base metals such as lead and copper oxidize and separate from the precious metal.
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 jewelry is jewelry made using cut and polished pieces of pyrite (fool's gold) as a gemstone.
Measurements: 63.00 mm x 5.00 mm
Stone Size: 1.50 mm each
Weight: 4.30 grams
Date: Circa 1940