Marcasite for jewellers
Marcasite pieces for jewellery making and refurbishments.
Marcasite is an unusual offering - a faceted metal that is almost always used as a secondary stone, or in repairs of older jewellery.
Marcasite is, oddly, made of Pyrite rather than Marcasite!
These are also arguably both faceted stones and cabochons, as I have seen them used both ways up.
They are almost always set in silver, and this type of jewellery was hugely popular in the Victorian period, and amongst followers of the art nouveau style.
Nowadays, while there may still be some jewellers using Marcasite, most that I sell is used for repairs or refurbishment of older pieces.