Black diamonds -- as marcasite is often called, consists of small bits of iron pyrite, shaped, faceted and polished to a brilliant shine -- imitating it's much more expensive alternative. The large and lovely marcasite floral brooch pictured is fully paved with bead set marcasite over it's multi level surfaces. Dimension and detail abound in the curves of the foliage and petals of the blossom. Beautifully cast and bathed in glittering marcasite, the vintage brooch takes on the diamond as no rhinestone can do.
The brooch measures a generous approximate 2 5/8 inches x 2 inches at it's widest point with a 1/2 inch profile or height. Marcasite stones range between 1 - 2 millimeters. Weight of the brooch is about 34 grams.
Condition is excellent vintage. All components intact. All marcasite intact with spectacular diamond-like sparkle. Silver tone finish intact, front and back. Pin mechanism strong and secure. Extremely clean. No damage / no repairs.
The brooch is not signed. It is one of the better made marcasite pieces we've seen.
Diamonds are a girl's best buddy. Make more friends with marcasite and watch sparks fly . At Cody's.
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