Marcasite Gemstone

retro marcasite pieces

You will find marcasites used in many pieces of jewelry, including Art Deco jewelry. Marcasites are beautiful and add a different type of sparkle to a piece.
In Germany, Theodor Fahrner (1868-1928) frequently used marcasite in his jewelry manufacturing firm and serious collectors consider a piece made by him to be a valuable addition to their collection.
This gemstone was used as a substitute for diamonds in the Georgian Period as well as during World War I because of its fiery sparkle and affordability.
Its use was preferable to that of cut steel since marcasite takes a better shine and does not rust.

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