My S Collection is an assembly of sterling silver jewellery selected with passion and love.
We especially adore marcasite jewellery and most of our pieces are hand set with marcasite stones.
We choose all pieces with an extreme care and make sure the quality is excellent.
My S Collection is a very small business, but also our hobby.
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makes us extremely happy.
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What is MARCASITE?
The name Marcasite in jewellery terms comes from the Arabic word for Pyrite, which is ‘Markaschatsa’. Marcasite has been used in jewellery since the time of the Incas and the Ancient Greeks. Cleopatra was reported to wear Marcasite in order to preserve her beauty. The Incas are the first known civilization to have used marcasite in jewellery, with marcasite jewellery found in many Incan burial chambers.
It was during Queen Victoria's reign that marcasite jewellery gained wide scale popularity. After the death of her husband, Britain's Queen Victoria chose to wear the black clothing and jewellery symbolic of widowhood and continued to do so until her death decades later. Her subjects followed her lead, and sombre clothing and accessories in darker shades were the fashion for many years. Iron pyrite's darker hues made it ideal for this type of jewellery, and its low price tag made it a favourite.
Being considerably cheaper than diamonds, but with a similar impact, the demand for Marcasite jewellery set into silver in the form of rings, earrings, watch straps, brooches, hat pins and pendants lasted right into the Forties. It was used as part of the Art Nouveau movement and was very sought after as the affordable jewellery of the Thirties.
Carrying about our jewellery
Take off your jewellery when cleaning, bathing or swimming as chemicals such as chlorine can damage or discolour the metal and stones
Remove your jewellery before doing any sporting activities
Put your jewellery on at the last moment so that it is not discoloured or affected by perfume, lotions, makeup and hairspray
Do not wear your jewellery in bed
Never clean your jewellery with modern, chemical or ultrasonic solutions
The best way to clean is by using a slightly damp cloth and then wipe dry immediately after with a soft cloth
Sterling silver will tarnish with time, but this will happen faster if your jewellery is in contact with perfume, skin creams, hairspray, salty air and chlorine
To revive the shine in sterling silver jewellery you can give it an occasional polish with a silver cloth
Because of the nature of the product and hygiene restrictions, we will only accept for return item that has a manufacture fault and is in a new, unworn condition.
For a full refund, post out your item within 21 days from the receipt of original order.
Items cannot be returned after 21 days from receipt of original order. Items must be returned in their original packaging (wrapping and pouch).