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October 19th, 2012 — Marcasite Jewellery
We have been busy with marcasite items recently – not only have we added a new category (see previous post regarding marcasite rings) but we’ve had a general update with the marcasite jewellery category.
The previous range was nice but we’ve almost trebled the amount of items available so you have got a bigger choice of this delightful gemstone!
Take a look and see what you think – if you have any comments feel free to leave them and we’ll answer as well as we can!
October 15th, 2012 — Marcasite Jewellery, Marcasite rings
We’re busy adding a new category in our popular marcasite jewellery range after quite a few people have asked for it – marcasite rings.
All are set in sterling silver and on the product page you can choose the size you want – just select the required size in the drop down box.
The range is certainly going to be growing – if they prove to be popular I can certainly see many more being added in the next week or so.
What do you think? Any suggestions?
October 16th, 2008 — Jewellery information, Marcasite Jewellery, Marcasite Pendants, Milton Gems news, Pendants, Silver Jewellery
I’ve heard it both ways: some say it looks like a two stars pendant, some say it looks like flowers, but either way it’s just as pretty.
It’s fairly large, just below 4 centimeters in length, and it has a nice engraving made out of marcasite stones on a sterling silver setting.
I was thinking of buying something like this for granny as a classy Christmas gift, but I haven’t decided exactly which of the marcasite jewellery I should get, other then the fact that I’ve already decided it will be something with marcasite stones.
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October 13th, 2008 — Jewellery information, Marcasite Jewellery, Marcasite Necklaces, Necklaces, Silver Jewellery
So the girlfriend was a bit upset this weekend when I stayed out a bit too much on Friday night with the guys. What can I say… it’s not my fault she doesn’t like the pub, I asked her to go along. She didn’t wanna go and it’s still me that is responsible? I don’t get this stuff sometimes…
Anyways, I managed to make it better buy buying her this marcasite locket that’s shaped like a heart, and although it cost me £40 it was worth it, cuz now I won’t have to get her anything for our anniversary this month. In fact I made sure of it and I told here this was an early present.
Of course, I also put a nice picture of us inside (one which she likes) and I also picked up a nice silver necklace from the store. Let’s just say everything’s fine in the “family” now
By the way, I was also considering this other heart with silver filigree, from kit heath, but ultimately decided to go for the locket, since I wanted to add that personal touch with the picture of us.
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October 11th, 2008 — Jewellery information, Marcasite Brooches, Marcasite Jewellery, Silver Jewellery
Do you have an aunt that simply loves cats? Or maybe a dear friend that has one of these lovely animals in her lap all the time? Do you, yourself, love these superb creatures and would like to have something to remind you of your real pet while you’re away from home?
Then what better way to show your appreciation for these beloved animals then this really sweet cat brooch made out of marcasite on a silver setting?
It shows two cats from behind, which appear to be lovers (by the way they are “holding tails” too I like to think that the black one is the guy, and the silver kitty with the marcasite necklace is the female.
But I digress – they’re just nice and cuddly and they would make the perfect gift for any cat lover out there.
And, as always, just in case, I want to point you to our marcasite jewellery page, where you will find a wide variety of brooches and what not.
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October 8th, 2008 — Earrings, Jewellery information, Marcasite Earrings, Silver Jewellery
Packing an order for one of our customers yesterday I noticed this pair of silver earrings with marcasite stones that I didn’t even know were in our inventory (as some of you know, I’m rather new here at Milton Gems).
I must say, the finesse of the handiwork on these earrings is quite impressive. They’re not too small, at 14 mm in diameter, but not too big either, and they’re shaped in the form of flower petals. I bet they’d make a pretty set, combined with our double marcasite star pendant which you can find here.
Other vintage marcasite jewellery choices can be found here.
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October 5th, 2008 — Jewellery information, Marcasite Brooches, Marcasite Jewellery
Brooches seem to be pretty popular amongst our customers as of late. It looks like, out of all our Marcasite Jewellery Products, brooches are appreciated most. Which is why I’m presenting you one of the latest addition to our online inventory, the Dragonfly Marcasite and Mother of Pearl Brooch.
I for one have seen my fair share of dragonfly brooches, and let me say that most of the ones I’ve seen are just not good enough. They’re big and loud and really don’t cut it. This one piece of jewellery however, has such a great manufacture you expect the dragonfly to just come to life and fly away at any moment
So, if there is a really special, refined lady in your life, this might just make the perfect gift for her!
For the rest of our marcasite jewellery line, please click here.
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July 27th, 2007 — Marcasite Brooches
Silver brooches always go down well as gifts and we at Milton Gems have a nice range. Here are a couple of new marcasite brooches that caught our eye so much so that we put on our site.
What do you think of the image to the left? The two cats cuddling – one with mainly marcasite and a silver collar, the other is silver with a marcasite collar. This would be a perfect gift for either a marcasite brooch lover or a cat lover.
Below we have a nice silver and marcasite dragonfly brooch – dragonfly jewellery has long been a favourite on Milton Gems and we have a range.
All in all, a nice couple of pieces - feel free to take a look.
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March 22nd, 2007 — Marcasite Pendants
Some jewellery pieces just get all the attention. Take this mother of pearl flower pendant, for example – we have shown it on our blog a couple of months ago and it has proven to be extremely popular – so much so we’re showing it again!
The silver pendant is a nice size – approx 23mm on its widest point and weighs in at about 4.3grams. It is hallmarked to prove its silver heritage and, as with most of our pendants, doesn’t include a chain but you can choose one on the product page.
It is made from marcasite in the centre and edges and the petals are of mother of pearl making for a beautiful effect.
We also have a pair of mother of pearl and marcasite flower stud earrings which match this pendant.
As always, click on an image and you will be taken to the information page for the product.
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March 15th, 2007 — Marcasite Pendants
We had a nice lady buy a set of marcasite and oxyx jewellery recently and I liked the way it looks. It certainly works well together – the flatness of the onyx surrounded by the texture of the marcasite yet the light reflects different – the onyx is almost like a dark mirror.
The marcasite and onyx pendant (as shown to the left) doesn’t come with the organza ribbon (but can be ordered as well) and would require quite a large chain. The size of the pendant is approx 34mm x 24mm and it weighs approx 8.1 grams. It has a hallmark to prove that the marcasite and onyx is set in silver.
These earrings make up the matching set – an oval of onyx surrounded by marcasite and set in sterling silver.
The size of these silver drop earrings are approx 26mm x 18mm and each silver earring weighs in at 4.4 grams. Hallmarked to show the quality of these onyx and marcasite earrings.
Click here to see more onyx jewellery or here to see more marcasite jewellery.
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March 6th, 2007 — Marcasite Pendants
Some call this marcasite pendant a double star. Some call it a double flower. I call them stars but, either way, this marcasite set in silver pendant is proving to be extremely popular.
Click here to go straight to the star shaped silver marcasite pendant
The top, smaller star is connected to the bottom by a link so the bottom moves freely and the stars are made of a central circle with 8 (petals?) on the smaller and 12 on the larger star. In total, from top to bottom the pendant is 37mm approx. The top star is 12mm, the bottom is 16mm and in total weighs around 3gms. The bale of the pendant is behind the top star.
As with all our pendants, it’s not sold with a chain but you can choose to order one (we do this as many people have their own favourite charms that they reuse).
You can see more of our marcasite pendants here and here. Our silver pendants are here.
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February 6th, 2007 — Marcasite Earrings
This pair of delightful flower shaped stud earrings are made from sterling silver with marcasite and mother of pearl.
Quite large for stud earrings, they are approx 19mm from side to side and weigh approx 2.9 grams each (5.9 grams in total).
Each of the petals are mother of pearl and edged with marcasite and also have a centre of marcasite. They are hallmarked sterling silver.
We also have a mother of pearl and marcasite flower pendant to match.
See more of our marcasite and mother of pearl stud earrings here. Our marcasite earrings category is here.
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January 19th, 2007 — Marcasite Brooches
This pretty silver butterfly brooch isn’t done justice by the picture but it’s a fine example of a marcasite and mother of pearl brooch set in sterling silver. The centres of the wings are mother of pearl (often lighter in colour than the picture shows but as it’s a natural material the colour can vary slightly). The wings are edged with marcasite stones which catch the light extremely well. The body is silver and is hallmarked to prove that.
The butterfly weighs in at approx 13 1/2 grams and the size is 37mm from head to bottom of wing and 53mm approx from left to right.
The back of the butterfly brooch has a fairly substantial pin so will be extremely hard to get it lost.
See more of the marcasite and mother of pearl butterfly brooch here or go straight to our marcasite brooches.
Because of their popularity, we have another butterfly brooch here.
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January 12th, 2007 — Marcasite Pendants
This pretty little silver pendant set with marcasite and mother of pearl is a perfect example of vintage style jewellery. The silver set pendant is shaped like a 5 petal flower with a circular centre that’s studded with marcasite. The petals are mother of pearl and edged with marcasite all set in sterling silver.
The size is 23mm on the widest point and it weighs 4.3 grams approx. and is hallmarked. Buy it for use with your own chain or you can buy one here, if you wish.
Click here to see some more marcasite pendants or click here to see the marcasite flower pendant.
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January 12th, 2007 — Marcasite Brooches
It must be said that I like marcasite brooches. I made a post in november about our most popular brooch (the dragonfly brooch) and it’s still selling well. Another brooch I really like is our marcasite feather brooch (picture to the left) and we have just received a new batch.
Shaped like a curved, dark feather the brooch is made of multiple cone shaped pieces of marcasite set in sterling silver. It is approx 82mm from point to point and about 36mm wide so it’s a fair size. It weighs in at 15 1/2 grams so all in all it’s a fairly substantial size and large enough to not be hidden if worn on a coat.
When moved, the dark grey marcasite stones catch the light and glisten impressively. All in all, a very nice piece and the picture, unfortunately, doesn’t do it justice. You can see more marcasite / vintage style jewellery in its category.
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November 29th, 2006 — Marcasite Bracelets
A nice example of a marcasite bracelet, we posted one out this morning. 7 1/2 inches long, it’s the standard size for a ladies bracelet. It is made up of multiple links or sections and is patterned with squares and semi-circles and flowing lines. Nice and attractive and substantial enough to make a nice present especially when presented in a gift box.
See more marcasite bracelets here or look at our full marcasite jewellery range. For non-marcasite silver bracelets click here.
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November 21st, 2006 — Marcasite Pendants
Keep your treasures close to you with a locket. This heart shaped sterling silver and marcasite locket is perfect for your keepsakes.
With its hinge and clasp it will keep your secret safe and protected. It doesn’t come with a chain but one can be chosen on its information page.
Click here to see the heart locket or see the rest of our marcasite pendants.
Or click here for more marcasite jewellery.
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November 20th, 2006 — Marcasite Brooches
This marcasite brooch is so attractive, we decided to put it in the logo of Milton Gems. One of the more attractive pieces of marcasite jewellery, the dragonfly wings are white mother of pearl and set in sterling silver.
Brooches are becoming more and more popular so take another look at our marcasite brooches category.
I realised I haven’t put the marcasite dragonfly measurements in – it’s approx 57mm from wing tip to wing tip, 48mm tip to tail and weight approx 13g
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November 17th, 2006 — Marcasite Pendants
Increasing our range of vintage style marcasite pendants, we at Milton Gems now offer you more opportunities to own a piece of jewellery that takes you back in time.
Marcasite jewelry set in sterling silver, these pendants often come with the option of having their own specially designed chains to make it extra special. Some of our most popular are designed with an organza ribbon in mind to give you that extra bit of wow.
We have two pages full of items for you. Click for page one of marcasite pendants and here for page two of marcasite pendant.
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November 15th, 2006 — Marcasite Jewellery
Just to let you know that we’ve just been adding some more marcasite jewellery to our site.
I’m sure the marcasite and silver floating heart pendant will be popular as will the marcasite and rose quartz pendant.
As always, you can check out the marcasite categories here – marcasite bracelets, marcasite brooches, marcosite earrings, marcasite rings and marcasite pendants.
Find out the beauty of this vintage jewellery style and take white iron pyrite to your heart!
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November 15th, 2006 — Marcasite Pendants
This marcasite pendant was posted out this morning and I thought it was interesting enough to write a little review of it. As may have been noticed, I like marcasite. It’s certainly coming into fashion a bit more recently and this pendant is a good example of the vintage jewellery style.
As can be seen in the image, it’s an oval pendant with an oval of onyx in the centre (the size of the onyx is 28mm x 16mm approx) and around the enge is silver and marcasite. The total size is 47mm (this includes the bale) but without it’s 37mm x 23mm approx. It’s hefty and weighs in at 7.5 grams and it is hallmarked with 925 on the back to prove it’s sterling silver (as is all our jewellery unless clearly marked.
It’s shown with an organza ribbon which isn’t included in the price but you can choose it as an option – as you can choose regular silver chains too.
All in all, this marcasite and onyx pendant is looking good in black. Click here to check out the black pendant or click here to see more marcasite pendants. See all of our silver jewellery here.
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November 5th, 2006 — Marcasite Brooches
As I recently threatened, I am starting to write a little bit of information about items we have sold in the day. I actually get the piece out, look at it and describe it as much as I can.
This marcasite brooch is, as you can see, shaped like a flower. Set in silver, the marcasite is complemented by grey shell in the leaves which gives it a completely different texture. One thing I did notice is that when I took it out into natural light, it had the effect of bringing on different colours – very effective.
The size is 45mm at its widest point i.e. from the top of one leaf to the bottom of another. The weight is 15.5grams (approx).
You can, of course, see more of our marcasite jewellery here including some extremely nice marcasite pendants.
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November 1st, 2006 — Marcasite Jewellery
Marcasite is, to mineralogists, “an unstable form of iron sulphide crystallising in the rhombic system”. I thought I’d get that out ASAP as it doesn’t mean much to me.
What does mean something to me is that it’s a grey metal that is used in the creation of jewellery especially with silver. It was extremely popular in Victorian times and is still used now and a lot of designers use it for a retro / vintage look which it’s extremely good at.
Due to me liking the look of marcasite jewellery, I’ve gone out of my way to bring in a collection from our suppliers. We have categorised it for easy browsing – the categories are:
An example of some pieces of marcasite jewellery…
If you would like to see more of the marcasite jewellery at Milton Gems then click here…
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