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Marcasite Jewelry
The MARCASITES used in costume jewelry are pyrites, similar to Fool's Gold, and while they have been used in jewelry for centuries, they had a great spike in popularity during the Victorian to the Art Nouveau eras. They have been used both before and since, and are often but not always set in sterling or silver tone rather than gold tone. Some people have trouble telling cut steel from marcasites, but it is really easy. Cut steel brads are faceted steel brads set into a metal backing. Once you see how that looks from the back, you will be able to distinguish the difference readily. Marcasites can be either prong set or glued in to a setting, and the older pieces tend to be pronged. 

Marcasite jewelry is still being made today by everyone from Judith Jack to Asian makers and some of it is really lovely. But if you want only a vintage piece, be sure to do your homework by looking and reading, and buy from a reputable dealer


FRENCH sterling silver, marcasite and mother-of-pearl pearl pendant earrings that hang beautifully. The mark is what I think is a boar's head hallmark (all but impossible to see so I may be wrong on this). These are hinged lever-back ear wires for pierced ears, total length 2" and wreath width 1".    View   #V33160  ENGLISH marcasite pheasant brooch marked "silver" on the back, loop and safety chain, circa 1950, a nice large 3-1/2".   View   #Q33000 STERLING frosted glass starburst and marcasite pendant, 2-1/2" pendant marked "sterling" on the back on a 16" chain.   View   View   #Q29833


  CORAL carved with flowers and marcasite links bracelet set in silver, 7-1/2" by 1/2".   View   #Q32986 EDWARDIAN brooch with pink and green pastes and marcasites, 1-1/4".   View   #Q32999 DECO sterling, carnelian and marcasite 15" by 1-1/2" drop necklace and 7-1/4" by 1/2" bracelet.   View   View   #Q26183 


ILJA DE BRUIN, Netherlands, Art Deco style black onyx pendant with marcasites and a carnelian, chain marked "sterling" on the clasp, all circa 1990s. The hallmark has the Neatherland key and "835" and the maker's mark reads, "JdB" and is used by Ilja de Bruin, master designer from Amsterdam since 1993. de Bruin is the sister of JA Cohen, another jewelry who made this style in the 1990's.The pendant portion is 2" by 3/4" wide and the chain is 20".   View   View   View   View   View   #Q38766





JAC  J.A. Cohen, Netherlands, Art Deco style marcasite and 835 silver bracelet, brooch and earrings with embossed and partially frosted and embossed glass inserts, marcasites and onyx bar links, circa 1980. The bracelet is 7-1/3" by 1-5/8", brooch 4" by 1-5/8", and pendant clip back earrings 2-1/3". Other pieces by this maker can be seen in the Christie's Elizabeth Taylor Auction in December 2011, HERE. Mr. Cohen was based in Amsterdam, but has since passed away. He was born in 1941 and died in 1993. According to Ginger Moro's wonderful book, "European Designer Jewelry" on page 233, Cohen found vintage molded glass elements in Paris and combined them with modern silver, onyx, marcasites, and chrysoprase to fashion his Deco inspired jewelry. According to Cohen, he was also inspired by the Amsterdam School designs from earlier in the 20th Century. This is one of the best sets I have had in the over twenty years we have been in business!  View   View   View   View   View   View   View   View   #X38723

RING Deco marcasite and chrysoprase ring, circa 1920, size 5. See a similar ring in Moro's "European Jewelry" page 119.  View   View   #G22080     







MARCASITE brooches. 1939 Benjamin Allen Catalogue page 132.
"Radiantly beautiful marcasite monogram brooches made of non-tarnishing sterling silver hand set with French marcasites. Some with onyx, others with hard fired enamel, made to order. All have safety catches".
MARCASITE and sterling brooch marked "sterling" on the back, 2-5/8" by 1".  View   #Y38343


   FRENCH Art Deco marcasite and green faceted flat and half beads brooch with the initials "BLP", jointed, marked "Made in France", 3-1/8" by 1-1/4".   View   View   View   #Q38791


ART DECO style sterling, carnelian and marcasites brooch with a maker's mark and the word "sterling" on the back, 2" by 1". The marcasites are set in prongs and the maker's mark, which I cannot decipher. The mark looks like it includes the numbers "7" and "3", one on top of the other.  View   View    #Q38788   

     ART DECO style sterling black onyx, green and marcasite brooch with a maker's mark and the word "sterling" on the back, 3" by 1-1/3". The marcasites are set in prongs and the maker's mark includes the numbers "7" and "3", but I cannot read the rest.   View   View   View     #Q38778


FRENCH DECO European silver and green glass, onyx and marcasite brooch with a trombone catch, marked "Made in France, 2-1/3".   View   #Q35696 FRENCH Art Deco sterling silver, marcasite, chrysoprase and onyx hinged brooch, French boar hallmarked, 3-5/8" by 1-1/8".   View   #Q38792 MARCASITE and green chrysoprase dangly earrings for pierced ears,    View   #Q35851 


  DECO Germany green glass 1-1/2" pendant with marcasite basket motif, 17" chain. View #Q26163

FILIGREE hinged bangle bracelet with emerald-green ribbed glass center stone and marcasites, circa 1920.  View  #Q16259

     PENDANT black basket motif pendant with marcasites and filigree frame, marcasite and enamel accents, 2-3/4".   #Y27380     


MARCASITE and artificial pearl dangle screw back earrings circa 1930, total length 1-3/4".   View   View   #V35585 MARCASITE and pearl pierced earrings set in sterling silver, 1/2".  View   #V36816  BRACELET silver tone filigree bracelet set with lovely convex oval sea shell insets, light weight and easy to wear, 7-1/3" by 1-1/4".   View   View   #Q37212


JJ JUDITH JACK marcasite bar brooch with a lovely unfoiled aqua rhinestone, marked "J//J" for on the back for Judith Jack. 2-5/8".   View   #N66589 MARCASITE and carved carnelian necklace with flowers on each link, 15" long with a center element that is 1-1/2" by 1". The detail on this is spectacular, with a spider-web style motif  on two links. Overall, this is well designed and creates a somewhat Gothic look that's really interesting as well as delicate. View   View   View   #Q40076  MARCASITE long pendant earrings with a long oval sage green center stone and hooks for pierced ears, 2-1/8" total length.   View   #Q40240


 GERMAN silver and marcasite leaves and coral berries necklace set in 800/1000 silver and with maker's mark that I cannot decipher, looking something like the initials "JE" in a triangular cartouche. The size is 20" with a 3-1/2" by 1" front element. In the US, sterling is 925/1000 but in some other European countries including Germany, 800/1000 is more commonly used A lovely necklace in excellent condition.    View   View   View   View   #Q38624   GERMANY sterling marcasite and half pearls bracelet with seven links, marked 935, the German standard for sterling, each 1" by 1/2" and the total wearable length 7". The bracelet has it's safety chain. The marcasites are bead set and the back of this is almost as lovely as the front, really well and cleanly made.  View   #X38230  MARCASITE Deco sterling pendant with a round drop and urn design sides, 15" with a 7/8" round drop, circa 1930. It is marked "sterling" on the back rim of the pendant. This is just lovely with the detail that makes it very special.   View   View   View   #Q39481 


  PASTE pendant with bow, leaves and flowers motif. It is made with marcasites and clear rhinestones set in silver tone and the wearable length 21" with a 1-5/8" by 1" pendant. The bottom teardrop-shaped element is separate so it swings as you move. Even the reverse side is beautifully made on this necklace.  View   #Q37702 MARCASITE silver and green faceted pastes dangle earrings for pierced ears, 2-1/4". This design reminds me of the Georgian bow-top earrings which were similar in style.  View   #Q36074


EARRINGS round marcasite earrings with loose clip backs, 1 stone missing, each marked "sil" on the back, 5/8".  View   View   #V37296



MARCASITE and sterling bracelet with purple oval rhinestones center, 7" wearable length, 7/16" band and 1" front oval, marked on the back "ND 925".   View   View   View   View   View   #Y36488 GERMAN marcasite and sterling rose motif dangle earrings with a joint between the top and bottom to make them move even more freely, marked "Germany sterling" on each back and with the original screw-back findings, 2-3/4".  View   #Y37962 STERLING and marcasite entwined links bracelet, 7" by 1-1/2". Marked on the back of the fold over catch "925 FAS", it is in excellent vintage condition.   View   #N39672


BASKET pin with pink, aqua, blue and purple pastes and marcasites, 800 silver circa 1900, 1-1/2". Sometimes called "giardinetti", or little gardens.   View   #Q33105

SILVER and marcasite swallow bird brooch with red rhinestone eyes, marked "silver", 3-1/8".   View   #N32925 

MARCASITE screw backed earrings marked silver, and one marked with the letter "L", 1-1/3".   View   #Q33258


MARCASITE roses brooch with green enamel and red rhinestones set in pot metal.   View   #N21938 FLOWER silver tone and marcasite 2-5/8" brooch with molded glass flowers.  View   #Y23932  CLIP with brilliant red, blue and green cabochons and marcasites.  View   #X23404


   CZECH marked "Made in Czechoslovakia" purple rhinestones and marcasites 2" pendant on a 20" chain, 7-1/2" by 7/8" bracelet, 2-1/3" bar pin and 1" earrings.  View   View    #Q25034


        PARURE gold tone, gold colored marcasites and amethysts 1-1/4" pendant on 17" necklace, 7" by 3/4" bracelet and 2-1/4" screw back earrings. This is probably a European set circa 1930. See Christie Romero's "Warman's Jewelry" 2nd Edition page 214 for similar set.    View   View   #Y24424


PARURE of gilt sterling filigree, amethysts and gold colored marcasites, all set in gold tone sterling. The designs are alternating filigree links and leaves, really lovely. Included is a 1-1/4" pendant on 17" necklace; 7" by 3/4" bracelet; and 2-1/4" screw back earrings. The marcasites here are actually  pyrite (also called Fool's Gold). Each piece is marked "sterling" and this is probably a European set circa 1930. The entire set is in excellent condition.  See Christie Romero's "Warman's Jewelry" 2nd Edition page 214 for similar set.    View   View   #Y24424  



   MARCASITE and clear rhinestones set in pot metal pin, 3-1/4".   View   #Y21266 

 FILIGREE silver tone links necklace with a clear unfoiled rhinestone and a marcasite, 13-1/4" and circa 1930s.  View   View   #Q26162       

SILVER brooch, 2-1/8" with carved rock crystal center and marcasite accents, trombone catch.  View   View   #Q18620        



 WATCH pastel blue enameled 2" pendant watch embellished with artificial pearls and marcasites on a 20" sterling and marcasite chain.  View   View   View   #w26173

    EVKOB Deco marcasite pendant watch, 1 5/8".   View   #w11134

  BUCHERER silver 7/8" pendant watch with marcasites, original round box, 26" chain. Similar as one seen in Rezazadeh "Collectible Silver Jewelry" page 158.  View   View   View   #w26854


  GERMANY sterling, blue enameled and marcasite 2-1/8" locket on 17" enameled link chain.    View   View   View   #Y23227

  CINER  Deco black enamel and marcasite lapel watch, which would be worn upside-down from how it is shown in the picture. It is hinged, so that the wearer could tip it up to read the time.   View   View    #w16430

MARCASITE green and marcasites pin and clip back earrings in silver settings, pin 1-1/2" by 1" and clip back earrings 1-1/8" by 3/4". The patent number on the earring clip is "156452", so the clip backs were used starting in 1949. This set is in excellent condition.  View   #N39679


CLIPS and brooch combination similar to the Coro Duettes, circa 1930s and probably from England, 2" by 1-1/4".   View   View   #Q37705  

FLORAL carved and pierced black glass 1930s pendant with marcasite accents, 15" with a 1-5/8" by 1-1/8" pendant, marked "sterling" on the clasp.  View   View   #V37786 

DECO marcasites set in silver tone dress clip set of 2, the settings heavier than most I see, each marked "silver" on the back, and one marked "A" and one marked "B", each 1-1/4" by 1".  View   #V37295


      EARRINGS silver dangle earrings with marcasites, they are hinged below the upper part, top to bottom total length is 2", for pierced ears.  View   #Y38208

RING sterling marcasite and citrine ring that is even more gorgeous in person.  It has illegible marks inside the band, but I think it is circa 1930s, size 7-1/2, 1-1/4" along the finger.   View     #G18070

JJ JUDITH JACK sterling button earrings silver with marcasites, clip backs, 7/16" half domes.  View   #X38209


ROSE marcasites rose brooch in silver tone setting, marked "silver" on the back, 2-1/2" by 1-1/4".   View   View   #V37288

  MARCASITE and blue paste bracelet set in sterling silver, marked "935" for 935/1000 sterling, 7-1/4" by 5/8" at the widest.   View   View   #Q37396

VICTORIAN marcasite and agate flower bouquet brooch, marked "Sil" on the back, 1-3/4".   View   View   #V37297


AQUA rhinestone set in sterling necklace with marcasites on both the pendant and the chain, circa 1920, 22-2/3" chain and 2-1/2" pendant. There are 3 tiny flea bites on the rhinestone which are visible only under magnification, but nonetheless it is brilliant and a lovely color of aqua.    View   View   View   View   #Q33271 STERLING Rotary 17 jewel wrist watch, adjustable from 6" to 6-1/2", face is 5/8" wide, circa 1950.   View   #w32185  CITRINE sterling and marcasite pendant necklace, circa 1930, 16" chain with 1-7/8" pendant, marked sterling on both pendant and chain.   View   View   #Q34391


STERLING and marcasite interlocking links bracelet marked "925", 7" by 3/4".   View   View   #N62879 GERMAN sterling, black glass cabochon and marcasite necklace, 18-1/2" with a 2-1/2" front drop. The pendant is slightly domed and layered and each link is detailed and set with marcasites, really lovely.    View   View   #Q33439 STERLING silver and marcasite heraldic helmet pin with unfoiled red, blue and green rhinestones, no marks, 1-1/4".   View   #N34714


STERLING silver and marcasite flower brooch, marked "925" and maker's mark "f" as well as other unidentified marks , 3-3/4" by 1-5/8".   View   View   View   #N33306 

MARCASITE bracelet in rhodium plated setting, 6-1/2" by 7/16". Each link is slightly domed giving the bracelet a lovely brilliance. Marked on the tongue, "Rhod. Plt.".  View   View   View   #Y33305

STERLING silver and marcasites rose pin and earring set, brooch 2-1/3", earrings 7/8", in the original box.   View   View     #N32924 


MARCASITE and sterling dog pin, a tiny treasure at 1-1/4".   View   Both   #Q36429  Pair of dogs. MARCASITE and sterling dog pin, a tiny treasure at 1-1/8".   View   #Q36428


      DRESS CLIP a tiny 3/4" treasure with marcasites and topaz-colored beads.   View   #Y19912

     NECESSAIRE black enamel on sterling 3-1/4" by 2" compact purse with 2" lipstick and marcasite initials "PSM". Compartments for powder, rouge and mirror.  View   View    View   #P28393

   CAMEO oval ring with marcasites surround, size 6-3/4.   View  #Q26303  


EMRICH engine turned gold tone compact with marcasites basket motif on the top, 2-3/4". The inside is fitted with a place for powder and a mirror. Emrich may have been a West German company.   View   View   View   View   #a32167    FRENCH sterling and marcasites lorgnette pendant, hallmarked and "RKE,12530", green leather case lined with velvet, pushing top unhooks glasses so they spring out, closed 2-1/2", open 5-1/2".   View   View   View   #V31738    CAMEO carved shell cameo brooch with the unusual left-facing profile set in 800 silver with marcasites, pendant loop on back, circa 1940, 1-1/3".   View   #Q32164


       LORGNETTE  folding clip style with marcasites, flower motif, 2-1/2" clip.   View   View   #V5163

  LORGNETTE silver flip out clip with marcasites, 2-1/4".  View   View   #A26175 

     LORGNETTE folding clip style with marcasites in a basket design, 2-1/8" clip with no glass lens.   View    View    #V5160


     DECO sterling and marcasite ring with blue glass cabochon, 1-1/8" across front, circa 1925, size 7-1/2. See Christie Romero's "Warman's Jewelry, Edition 2" page 139.  #G39778

   STERLING ring with oval carnelian cabochon and marcasites, size 3-3/4, face 1" top to bottom, circa 1925. . See Christie Romero's "Warman's Jewelry, Edition 2" page 139.     View    #G23234  

     DECO gold and silver tone 3-rows of marcasites and oval black cabochon ring, circa 1930, size 9. See Christie Romero's "Warman's Jewelry, Edition 2" page 139.   #G26015


    DECO sterling silver marcasite and oval black ring, circa 1930, size 7-1/2. See Christie Romero's "Warman's Jewelry, Edition 2" page 139.  #G26010

    DECO sterling "Orlando" hematite and marcasite ring, circa 1930, size 7. See Christie Romero's "Warman's Jewelry, Edition 2" page 139.   View #G26181

    DECO silver marcasite and domed rectangular black ring, circa 1930, size 5. See Christie Romero's "Warman's Jewelry, Edition 2" page 139.  #G26011


DECO green glass ball and marcasite earrings set in silver with a paperclip chain and sterling ear wires, 1-3/4".   #V38318 RING with faceted topaz colored glass center stone surrounded by marcasites and set in silver tone, ring size 4-1/2" and 3/4" along the finger.   View   #Q35793  STERLING and marcasite bird pin marked on the back "925", 2-1/3" by 2"  View   #V38475


  ENAMELED rooster pin with faux marcasite trim, 1-3/4".   View   #Y22139

  TAMMEY Jewels berries and leaves brooch with marcasites.   View   #X29606

   SILVER enamel and marcasites 1-5/8"fish pin marked on the back, "KV 800".   View  #Y22138


CAVINESS Germany sterling enamel and marcasite peacock pin, 2-1/2".   View   #C29826  BOTH GERMAN sterling enamel and marcasite peacock pin, darker, 2-1/2". It is exactly like the Caviness piece, but not signed.    View   #N29834


   JJ STERLING with marcasites and faux pearls fish pin.  View   #X19437   CAVINESS sterling enamel and marcasite basket pin with marcasites, 1-3/4" .   View   #C29825   SCOTTIES sterling, marcasite and black enamel dogs brooch, 1-1/4".   View   #N28741


LIZARD marcasite brooch set in gold tone, 5-1/2".  View   #Y28529

GERMAN sterling, enamel and marcasite elephant pin, early 1970s, 2". This pin was in all probability made by the same German company who did Alice Caviness sterling enamel pieces. It can be seen in her catalogue HERE.   View   #N32168   

LIZARD marcasite brooch set in silver tone, 5-1/2".  View   #Y28530


MARCASITE and enamel butterfly brooch in rhodium setting, 1-1/2".   View   #Y34158 STERLING Caviness style sterling, enamel and marcasite orchid brooch, extra large at 2-5/8". Similar pieces, made in Germany for Caviness, can be seen HERE.   View   #N61579    MARCASITE and enamel sailing ship brooch in rhodium setting, 1-1/2".   View   #Y34159 


  COMPACT blue enameled powder and rouge partitioned compact with marcasite accented jumping greyhound, 1-3/4".   View   View   View   View   #a16022       

        AUSTRIA petit point evening bag in a floral motif with a central architectural cartouche and a  pink and white enameled frame accented with marcasites, 6-3/4" by 7-1/2". The lining is decorated with tiny ribbon flower edging. This purse is pictured in can be seen in Evelyn Haertig's "More Beautiful Purses" on page 61, plate 41.  View   View  View   View   View  #P20988

   CORO brushed gold tone rose 1-13/16" pin with marcasites and a faux pearl center.   View   #C20494


  MARCASITE and sterling dangling earrings with peach colored unfoiled rhinestones, 2" total length and for pierced ears. These earrings are contemporary.   View   #N38586

  MARCASITE and sterling dangling earrings with black enamel, total length 1-1/3" for pierced ears. These earrings are contemporary.    View   #N38583

 MARCASITE and sterling dangly earrings with chains, total length 1-1/2" for pierced ears. These earrings are contemporary.   View  #N38584 


JJ Judith Jack sterling and marcasite bracelet with safety catch, 7" by 1/4". Judith and Jack Rosenberg are the maker's of this brand, know for it's quality. They are a contemporary maker, inspired by vintage jewelry and they often use marcasites in their work. This is in excellent condition with every little marcasite in place.   View   View   View   #X39377

MARCASITE and sterling dangling earrings with peach colored faceted crystal, 1-1/8" total length and for pierced ears.   These earrings are contemporary.   View   #N38582

STERLING bracelet with black glass and marcasites set in sterling, marked "NF 925", 7-1/4" by 3/4". This is a well-made bracelet that has some weight to it, and is in excellent condition.   View   View   View   #N39381


GERMANY marcasites and sterling insect pin with a mottled green back and red rhinestone eyes, 1". A really nice insect pin.   View   #X39706  GERMAN sterling and marcasite pierced earrings, total length 2-1/8".   View   #V36089 MARCASITE sterling ring with a polished black center, size 7-1/2 and is 1-5/8" by 7/8" on the top. It is marked "925" for sterling inside the band, and it is later 20th century.   #G39779



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