I had a marcasite ring that I bought back in Chicago at a jewelry store that I loved. But the marcasites were pavé set instead of prong set, and so several of them fell out. If they had fallen out into my hand, that would have been fine; I would have had them put back in. But they fell out at various times and I wouldn’t discover it until I went to take the ring off at night. Considering that the cost of the ring was $25, it would more than double the cost to have it repaired. So I pitched it, sadly.
I found this ring on Etsy, and I love it. The center “stone” is glass, and the tiny outside stones are marcasite. I would get it in a heartbeat, but it’s vintage from the 1920’s and so it costs $110. I check on it every once in a while to see if the price has gone down. It hasn’t. I imagine at some point I will go to check on it and it will be sold and that will make me sad, but darn it ring, $110 is too much money for a piece of jewelry that I can’t wear everyday. I don’t have a life that would support that sort of extravagant purchase. Again, not in possession of all the monies in the world and so I must make sacrifices. I hope whoever gets that ring really appreciates it.