JEWELS OF MARCASITES

    A collection of jewels with natural marcasite stones, silver replicas of classic Portuguese jewelry pieces from the 18th century.

    JEWELS OF MARCASITES

    A collection of jewels with natural marcasite stones, silver replicas of classic Portuguese jewelry pieces from the 18th century.
    Discover the history and materials behind our Marcasites jewelry collection, a selection of rings, earrings, necklaces, bracelets and brooches with natural Marcasite stones, silver replicas of classic 18th century Portuguese jewelry pieces.
    Discover the history and materials behind our Marcasites jewelry collection, a selection of rings, earrings, necklaces, bracelets and brooches with natural Marcasite stones, silver replicas of classic 18th century Portuguese jewelry pieces.

    HISTORY OF MARCASITE JEWELRY

    Jewelry with marcasite stones has been known since ancient times, but became quite popular in the 19th century, during the Victorian era in England. 

    They are also a target of great interest on the part of the artists of the Art Nouveau movement, who apply marcasites on silver jewelry to make the most out of the stone’s shine. 

    Jewels with this type of stones became very popular in Portugal from the 50s of the 20th century, using inspiration from older jewels, bringing back the use of brooches in the shape of a bow or "King earrings".

    King Earrings with Marcasites. The King Earrings became an inspiration for the creation of marcasite jewelry starting in the 1950s.

    Jewels with this type of stones became very popular in Portugal from the 50s of the 20th century, using inspiration from older jewels, bringing back the use of brooches in the shape of a bow or "King earrings".

    HISTORY OF MARCASITE JEWELRY

    Jewelry with marcasite stones has been known since ancient times, but became quite popular in the 19th century, during the Victorian era in England. 

    King Earrings with Marcasites. The King Earrings became an inspiration for the creation of marcasite jewelry starting in the 1950s.

    They are also a target of great interest on the part of the artists of the Art Nouveau movement, who apply marcasites on silver jewelry to make the most out of the stone’s shine. 

    Jewels with this type of stones became very popular in Portugal from the 50s of the 20th century, using inspiration from older jewels, bringing back the use of brooches in the shape of a bow or "King earrings".

    MARCASITE STONE

    Crown earring with Marcasites.

    MARCASITE STONE

    Marcasite is a type of dark opaque stone that has metallic reflections.

    What is commonly referred to as marcasite is actually pyrite, another type of stone with a chemical composition and characteristics similar to the previous one, opaque and with golden metallic reflections, which is why it is also considered as “fools gold”, but much more resistant than true marcasite.

    MARCASITE STONE

    Crown earring with Marcasites.

    Marcasite is a type of dark opaque stone that has metallic reflections.

    What is commonly referred to as marcasite is actually pyrite, another type of stone with a chemical composition and characteristics similar to the previous one, opaque and with golden metallic reflections, which is why it is also considered as “fools gold”, but much more resistant than true marcasite.

    The collection of Marcasite jewels by Portugal Jewels continues to use the most classic models of Portuguese jewelry, applying marcasites to flower-shaped earrings, bow, or insect-shaped brooches, in a variety of pieces with cameos or others with a more contemporary touch.
    Although classic, marcasite jewels are timeless, ideal for those who like to be always elegant.

    MATERIALS IN THE COLLECTION

    925‰ SILVER

    9KT GOLD

    MARCASITES STONES

    PEARLS

    AQUAMARINE ZIRCONIA

    EMERALD ZIRCONIA

    JEWELRY FROM THE COLLECTION


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