Marcasite Jewellery has been popular since the 1600s. It has reappeared again and again through history due to its popularity as a diamond imitant. It is common in both vintage and modern silver jewellery because the combination of marcasite mixed with silver is both classic and extremely wearable. The allure of this stone resides in its high lustre and the resulting multi-sparkle effect created from many marcasites in the same piece of jewellery.
Marcasite is an iron sulphide mineral that is closely related to pyrite and in fact, it is the pyrite form that is seen in marcasite jewellery because it is much more stable and durable for use in jewellery. It has a dark grey to silvery body colour and has a bright lustre so it sparkles like a black diamond.
Marcasite gives jewellery a stylish vintage flair to any look. The right piece can turn a great outfit into an outstanding original. The Esse Marcasite range encompassess pieces for all tastes and ages,and a price range that caters for all budgets. The range consists of necklaces, pendants, rings, brooches and earrings that vary in design from classic to the whimsically unique.