Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Marcasite (Pyrite), Peridot, Silver Ring 14078-1444

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This remarkable contemporary cluster ring features heart-shaped approx. 0.30ct peridot surrounded by marcasites (pyrite) crafted in silver.

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Details: Β±0.30ct peridot, marcasites (pyrite), silver Ring.
Dispatches from a small business in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Size: 17.53 NL / 55.1 FR / 7ΒΌ US / O UK, sizeable (Within reason. Contact seller for information).
Weight in grams: 3.
Condition: New.

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Contemporary jewellery is a type of jewellery that reflects current trends and styles, and is often made from a variety of materials beyond the traditional precious metals and stones. This allows contemporary jewellery to have a more modern and unique appearance compared to classic jewellery. To create contemporary jewellery, it is necessary to have both specialized training and a deep understanding of the subject. The contemporary style combines historical techniques and artistic expression with innovative ideas and materials, giving it a distinct personality that falls between fashionable mass-produced jewellery and traditional artisanal works of art.

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peridot

Peridot is a gemstone that is made up of the mineral forsterite. It is known for its bright golden green color, which is caused by the presence of iron in the crystal structure of the mineral. Peridot has been prized for its exceptional color since ancient times, and it has been used in jewelry for thousands of years.

Peridot became especially popular during the Victorian era, when it was a favored stone in jewelry. It reached the height of its popularity during the aesthetic period of the Victorian era and the reign of Edward VII of England, who is said to have designated peridot as his favorite gemstone. Many different schools of art and design incorporated peridot into their work during this time, including the Pre-Raphaelites, the Arts and Crafts movement, Art Nouveau, and those working in the Edwardian style.

Peridot is found in a few different locations around the world, including the United States, Brazil, and China. It is a relatively hard and durable gemstone, and it is often used in a variety of different types of jewelry, including rings, earrings, and pendants. Despite its popularity, peridot is not as well known as some other gemstones, and it is often overlooked in favor of more familiar stones like diamonds and emeralds.

marcasite (pyrite)

Marcasite is a mineral that is made up of iron sulfide and has an orthorhombic crystal structure. It is known for its golden yellow color and metallic luster, but it is very brittle and not suitable for use in jewelry. Instead, what is often referred to as "marcasite" in jewelry is actually pyrite, which is also known as "fool's gold," that has been faceted to mimic the appearance of diamonds.

Marcasite has been used in jewelry since around 1700, and it is usually found mounted in silver. It has remained popular in high-quality fashion jewelry due to its attractive color and luster. In antique jewelry, marcasite can be distinguished from cut steel faux gems because marcasite is typically bead or prong-set, like a gemstone, while cut steel is usually riveted.

silver

Silver is a white metallic element that is known for its excellent conductivity of heat and electricity. It is represented on the periodic table of elements by the symbol Ag, and it is a member of the noble metals, which are known for their excellent resistance to oxidation.

Silver is a relatively soft metal, with a hardness that is intermediate between gold and copper. It is more malleable and ductile than gold, which means that it can be easily shaped and molded into various forms. However, it is not as hard as copper, which means that it is more prone to scratches and other types of damage.

Because of its softness, silver is usually alloyed with another metal to harden it enough to maintain the desired shape and details when it is used in jewelry and other decorative objects. This helps to give it the necessary strength and durability for use in these types of applications.

Throughout history, silver has played a prominent role in the production of jewelry and objets d'art. It is prized for its beauty and versatility, and it is often used in a wide variety of different types of jewelry, including rings, earrings, pendants, and bracelets. It is also used in decorative objects, such as candlesticks, vases, and other decorative items.

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