Earrings art deco in genuine lavender jade and marcasites, mounted on 925 silver.
Length: 4,5 cm
This jewel is also available in carnelian and blue jade (photo worn here)
Weight: 12 gr.
Marcasite is a mineral stone, from the pyrite crystal, used to enhance another stone, especially on silver mounts. The marcasites are carved round or square and crimped to form a pavement that shines like small diamonds.
The word marcasite comes from the Greek and means "fire". It brings a shiny metallic luster quite specific.
Marcasite was very popular in the Victorian England era and is found much in the style of jewelry 20 years. It is still very much used today for the ornamentation of silver jewelry to which it brings an old but precious jewel aspect in all the cases.
A message from LESSisRARE:
"Sober and elegant, these earrings have the charm of antique jewelry, and the timeless and graphic design of the Art Deco style! "