A sulphide of iron resembling pyrite or common iron pyrites in composition, but differing in form; white iron pyrites.
(der) Markasit Chemical formula: FeS2 Crystal system: orthorhombic - dipyramidal Colour: bronze, lightbrown yellow, tin-white, greenish black Mohs sclae: 6 - 6,5 Density (g/cm3): 4,89 More specific details can be found in the mineralogy database.
white iron pyrite. Often mistaken for polished steel.
Marcasite jewelry is actually pyrite. The minerals marcasite and pyrite are similar in composition but they crystallize differently. True marcasite is unsuitable for jewelry. The confusion between the two dates back several hundreds years due to the confusion between pyrite and marcasite based on their similarities. Marcasite jewelry (pyrite) is a popular style that became fashionable during Queen Victoriaâ€™s reign. Marcasite jewelry normally uses pyrites cut and polished in circular outline and mounted in a rhodium-plated silver setting.
A crystallized iron disulfide similar to pyrite used for ornaments and jewelry.
A mineral with the same composition as pyrite ("fool's gold") but with a different crystalline structure. Marcasite can be faceted like a stone and is often used in sterling silver jewelry.
Iron pyrites (iron sulphide) is often facetted and used as a cheap, but not very effective imitation for diamonds.
Marcasite - A popular term used in the gemstone trade to designate any of several minerals with a metallic luster (especially crystallized pyrite, as used in jewelry) and also polished steel and white metal.
A white iron pyrite used in jewelry because of its brilliance.
An iron sulphide mineral, a low-temperature relative of pyrite.
Marcasite is a shiny, metallic semi-precious stone. It is actually iron pyrite. Marcasite is generally faceted. The Czech guilloche pin above is studded with marcasites.
Iron pyrite crystal cut to look like diamonds. They were popular in the 1920s-1930s, usually set in sterling silver.
A steel gray, metallic like gemstone, flat on the bottom and faceted on top, commonly set in sterling silver jewelry.
a yellowish mineral used in jewelry, a cut with facets.
Marcasite is a shiny, metallic semi-precious stone. It is actually iron pyrite. Marcasite is generally faceted. Millegraine- A decorative technique or setting composed of tiny beads, or grains, of metal.
Also called White Pyrite. Marcasite inspires relaxation, reflection, spiritual development, focus and clarity. It encourages past life recall and awakens ancient memories.
A form of iron pyrite with a shiny appearance, typically has a faceted surface.
mineral with the same composition as pyrite, (fool's gold), and often called "white iron pyrite", but differing in crystal structure. It can be faceted like a gemstone and is often used in sterling silver jewelry.
Crystallised iron pyrites ("fool's gold"), cut or uncut. Marcasite is a grey, lustrous mineral
Crystallized iron pyrites ("fool's gold") mounted in groups, cut or uncut, in pins and other pieces of jewelry. Marcasite is a gray, lustrous mineral.
a whitish-yellow mineral with a metallic luster, similar in form to pyrite but having a different crystallization and lower specific gravity. [AHDOS
The mineral marcasite, sometimes called white iron pyrite, is iron sulfide (FeS2). Marcasite is often mistakenly confused with pyrite, but marcasite is lighter and more brittle. Specimens of marcasite often crumble and break up due to the unstable crystal structure, and it is this crystal structure that is the main difference between marcasite and pyrite.