Sterling Silver Pearl Marcasite Ring Size 6
Stamped oxidized .925 sterling silver. Milgrain upper shank
Pearl sitting on a Marcasite burst design
Marcasite is a metallic, black-grey stone, similar in chemical makeup to pyrite, but different in crystal structure. It is machine cut and polished, giving jewelry made with it an antiqued vintage look.
Milgrain is a jewelry decoration, commonly found on antique jewelry but becoming more common in modern designs. The literal translation for milgrain, a french word, is a thousand grains. When used in connection with jewelry it refers to a decoration on the edges of the surface of a piece of jewelry.