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Sterling Silver Marcasite jewelry

  Our e-store offers the finest marcasite silver jewelry. We have marcasite rings, bracelets, earrings, pins and more. Each piece of our Marcasite silver Jewelry has been hand selected.  Marcasite silver Jewelry had a resurgence in the 1920ís and 1930ís as people looked for attractive low cost alternatives to diamonds.
  Note: vintage silver jewelry: can be found on subsequent pages.
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Bird Brooch
$40 Sale $28 $85 Sale $59 $75 Sale $52 $45 Sale $31
Marcasite Pin Marcasite Butterfly   Marcasite Bracelet Bird Pin
Bird in Flight Silver Pin Citrine, Amethyst and Peridot About 150 Marc.
$35 Sale $24 $65 Sale $45 $25 Sale $17 $45 Sale $31
Sterling Silver Art Deco  Vintage Marcasite amethyst stones
Marcasite Pin Marcasite Pin  Pierce Earrings Marc. Ring
Marcasite Chalcedony Pin Marcasite Silver Frog Pin
$225 Sale $157  $125 Sale $87 $195 Sale $136 $75 Sale $52
Antique Black Onyx German Marcasite Pin Antique Black Onyx Marcasite Silver
Marcasite Brooch with Chalcedony M. Pin  Frog Pin

Note: vintage silver jewelry: can be found on subsequent pages.

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Cleaning        Never dip marcasites jewelry in silver or jewelry cleaner it will ruin the marcasites.

I usually just rub the top surface with my thumb just enough to shine the surface. But not too much, to remove the patina from the marcasites jewelry. Or I use a very little silver cleaner on a soft cloth or a jewelry polishing cloth.

Marcasite, whose name is derived from the Arabic word for pyrite, is a common and attractive mineral. The two minerals, marcasite and pyrite, are often confused due to their similar characteristics. Marcasite is a polymorph of pyrite which means that it has the same chemistry as pyrite but a different structure and, therefore, different symmetry and crystal shapes. The marcasite/pyrite polymorph pair is probably the most famous polymorph pair next to the diamond/graphite pair. Adding to the confusion between marcasite and pyrite is the use of the word marcasite as a jewelry trade name. The term is applied to small polished and faceted stones that are inlayed in sterling silver - even though they are called marcasite, they are actually pyrite.

Marcasite is difficult to distinguish from pyrite when a lack of distinctive crystal habits exists. In fact, many specimens have been wrongly identified as pyrite or marcasite by even experienced mineral collectors. For many years the iron sulfide "Suns" found in Illinois coal mines were called "Marcasite Suns" (also known as " Marcasite Dollars") until X ray studies showed them to be mostly pyrite. They have a habit that looks like marcasite. The possibility that they were originally marcasite and then later transformed into pyrite is being studied. Now they are correctly called "Pyrite Suns", but the confusion still exists. Many marcasite specimens are distinctive enough to reveal their true identity and make interesting and beautiful display specimens.

The most famous habit for marcasite is its "cock's comb" twinned habit. The crystals appear like a rooster's head crest, hence the name. The habit is very distinctive and cannot be mistaken for any other mineral. In recent years, these marcasite cut stones have been used in the jewelry industry to give marcasite jewelry an antique look.


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