Marcasite (Pyrite), Opal, Silver Earrings 12823-1046

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These delicate drop Contemporary earrings features Opal decorated with Marcasites (Pyrite) crafted in Silver.

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These delicate drop Contemporary earrings features Opal decorated with Marcasites (Pyrite) crafted in Silver.

Materials: Marcasite (Pyrite), Opal, Silver.
Dimensions: H 7 x L 1 x W 0.4 cm.
Weight in grams: 11.
Condition: New.

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Contemporary jewelry can be crafted from many materials, jewelers often use precious metals and stones. This creates a modern variant of classic models of jewelry. Unlike classic jewelry, contemporary pieces are made with the choices of the current times. This gives the jewelry an identity that stands between the popular high-street jewelry and artistically crafted traditional pieces.

To craft contemporary jewelry, youโ€™ll need both professional training and extensive knowledge on the subject. The contemporary style celebrates the artistry of the past in the modern ways of the present.

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Opal

Opal is one of nature's most stunning contributions to the world of gemstones. A unique composition of microscopic cristobalite spheres arranged in layers within an amorphous hydrous silica jelly comprises opal's unique crystal habit. Light refracted by these spheres, in some varieties, creates an amazing array of vivid colors referred to as play-of-color. This play-of-color is what makes opal such a beautiful and desirable gem.

Marcasite (Pyrite)

Marcasite is an iron sulfide mineral with an orthorhombic crystal structure. It is very brittle and unsuitable for jewelry. What we call "marcasite" in jewelry is actually Pyrite – "fools gold" – that has been faceted to imitate diamonds. Popular from around 1700 onward, marcasite is usually found mounted in silver. Because of its golden yellow color and metallic luster, Marcasite has remained popular in higher quality fashion jewelry. In antique jewelry, marcasite can be distinguished from cut steel faux gems because marcasites are usually bead or prong-set as a gemstone would be and cut steel is riveted.

Silver

Silver is a white metallic element, harder than gold, softer than copper and second only to gold in malleability and ductility. Represented on the Periodic Table of the Elements by the symbol Ag, silver is an excellent conductor of heat and electricity. Silver is considered one of the noble metals because of it is excellent resistance to oxidation. Historically, silver has played a prominent role in the production of jewelry an objets d'art and is usually alloyed with another metal to harden it enough to maintain the desired shape and details imparted to it.

Dimensions

H 7 x L 1 x W 0.4 cm

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Weight (in grams)

11

Condition

New

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