Archive for Marcasite brooches
Have you seen vintage brooches set with marcasites? These little gemstones make silver sparkle and shine especially under artificial light. Marcasites are a form of iron pyrite ( or fools gold) and look similar to cut steel jewellery which was popular in Georgian times. Marcasite set brooches were particularly popular during the 1950s and they come in a wonderful range of shapes and forms.
Marcasites can be set both into real silver and silver tone costume jewellery. As well as being set into brooches other vintage jewellery forms with marcasites include necklaces and bracelets. Here are a few quality vintage brooches with marcasites available from antiquesavenue: