Description; Brooch - Marcasite Spiky Leaf, Spray
History; Spiky sprays and leaf motifs were popular designs for costume jewellery in the 1950s. The gemstone Marcasite is made using cut & polished pieces of pyrite, very popular in the nostalgic periods of the 20s 30s 40s, and 50s.
Hollywood’s costume jewels imitated precious ones and were highly desirable.
Today’s Trends; fabulous worn in clusters with other similar leaf designs.