Title

Marcasite

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Identifier

rockminx_7-4-1

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Abstract

FeS - Mohs Hardness: 6-6½. During the reign of Louis 14th of France, only the King was allowed to wear genuine diamonds. Marcasite became very popular in the region as a diamond imitation, and was worn by high society and also by women at court. During queen Victoria’s reign in the 19th century, marcasite jewelry was cherished in the UK both for its elegance, and for its ability to be combined with pearls. It quickly gained in popularity and soon reached a wide audience.

Document Type

Photograph

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image/jpeg

Source Collection

UT Department of Environmental Sciences

Geographical Area

Galena, IL

Institution

The University of Toledo

Digital Publisher

Digital Initiatives, University of Toledo Libraries

LC Subject

environmental sciences; virtual exhibitions

Keywords

virtual exhibition; science;

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Rights Statement

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