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VictorianPyrite Crescent MoonBrooch

$375

With its high metallic luster and warm, brassy-yellow color, iron pyrite is often better known by its nickname, "fool's gold." Gold is malleable and deforms under pressure while pyrite - derived from the Greek term for "fire" - produces sparks when struck. This Victorian crescent moon brooch is made in silver and set with slabs of fool's gold.

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  • Materials

    Silver, iron pyrite

  • Age

    c. 1890

  • Condition

    Very good - some spots of rust

  • Size

    1 3/8" diameter

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18371901