Art Deco Pyrite Sterling Silver Link Bracelet
Offering this unique Art Deco iron pyrite and sterling silver link bracelet. Wonderfully craggy cubic surfaces glitter as they catch the light. Bezel set with a twisted border. So easy to wear on its own or stacked with several bracelets. A rare and unique bracelet and something a little different.
MATERIAL Sterling silver
GEMSTONE Pyrite also known as iron pyrite. Pyrite is actually what the jewelry trade calls marcasite.
SIZE Measures 7 inches long. Fits my 6.5 inch wrist comfortably. The oval links measure approximately 12 mm by 10 mm. Weighs 12.1 grams. Double J hook closure that closes securely.
MARKS Marked Sterling on every link and tests as such with jeweler’s acid and a test stone.
AGE circa 1920s to 1930s
SYMBOLISM or HISTORY Iron pyrite is also known as fool's gold due to its similarity to the precious metal. It fooled a lot of miners hoping to get rich! Pyrite is a stone of intellect and protection, it is thought to enhance intelligence, mental stability, logic, analysis, creativity, memory, and psychic development. Pyrite is a powerful protection stone, it repels negativity and is very grounding. Pyrite has a metallic shine and sparkles even in low light, making it a great jewelry choice for day or evening wear.
CONDITION Softened patina on the silver. No issues to note with the pyrite. The last photos are taken in natural light with no filter. Excellent almost antique condition.