A lovely Victorian Revival designer sterling pendant necklace set with glittering bead set marcasites and black onyx c1970.
The pendant has a square black onyx with a beveled edge set in the center of an ornate layered and pierced silver frame.
The silver has millegrain edges which gives the design a lot of texture.
The pendant hangs as a diamond shape from the original marcasite studded bail off of an 18" sterling box chain.
The pendant measures 1.25" square (measured point to point as it hangs), the bail adds an additional .5" to the length from the chain.
Excellent condition, no damage or visible wear, all original.
Marked on the back sterling with the JJ logo with a diamond, the chain is marked 925 Italy, total weight is 9 grams,
A fabulous example of early Judith Jack sterling and marcasite jewelry.
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*Judith Jack and her husband Jack Rosenberg created the Judith Jack Company in 1969 and are best known for producing sterling jewelry that featured marcasite and semi precious stones in Victorian styles. Their jewelry was very well made with great attention to detail.
Marcasite is a mineral used in jewelry (mostly with sterling but not exclusively) that is faceted to create beautiful stones with glittering light refraction that resemble small diamonds. Marcasite jewelry has been made since the time of the Ancient Greeks and was particularly popular in the eighteenth century, the Victorian era and with Art Nouveau jewelry designers. In the 1920's it was referred to as 'poor man's diamonds". The mineral has the same composition as pyrite but has a different chemical structure.