An eye catching pair of marcasite and amethyst set drop earrings mounted on silver ( 925 ). Made in the art nouveau style. Stamped ' 925' and also a maker's mark ( unknown to me ).
With butterfly fittings.
1920 - 1930
The term marcasite is applied to tiny polished and faceted stones that are inlayed in sterling silver. Even though they are called marcasite, they are actually pyrite. The name is derived from the Arabic word for pyrite, and is a commonly found and an attractive mineral. A beautiful pair of earrings.
Size : 3cm. (1 3/16" ) x 1.2 cm. ( 0 15/32" ).
Weight of pair : 4 g.
Condition : very good.
Pair of silver(925 ) marcasite/amethyst set drop earrings, 1925c.