FeS₂ - 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.
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