Round pendant in real carnelian, inlaid with marcasites and mounted on silver 925.
Length: 21 cm
Diameter of the pendant: 1,5 cm
This pendant comes with a fine silver chain.
Also available in jade (green), onyx (black), white mother-of-pearl and lapis-lazuli (blue).
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.
Carnelian is a variety of red chalcedony, orange. The deposits are mainly in India, Brazil and Uruguay.
"Lovely during marcasites, carnelian and silver. A very precious jewel that we never leave! "
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