Tillya Treasures (Tm) Turquoise Heart Shape Cabochon With Round Marcasite Sterling Silver Heart Shape Earrings. Measure Approximately 1"l X 7/16"w. Kidney Wire Backings. Oxidized. Reconstructed Turquoise. Web Only.
The jewelry trade uses the name marcasite in reference to pyrite or fool's gold. Marcasite's name is derived from marqashith, the Arabic word for pyrite, after an ancient province in northeastern Persia. Archeological digs in this area have yielded more information about life in ancient Persia than any other site to date. Approximately 20,000 pieces of jewelry artifacts and gold ornaments have been unearthed, and many are adorned with beautiful pyrite, amethyst, lapis, carnelian and turquoise gems. The archeologists named this dig site Tillya Tepe, meaning 'Hill of Gold'. Tillya Treasures(TM) is Jewelry Television's exclusive collection of marcasite jewelry that includes this mysterious gem set in phenomenal metal workings made of precious .925 sterling silver. Own a piece of this once hidden gemstone treasure now created for today's modern woman but inspired by this historic era of Persian culture. Tillya Treasures(TM) are available exclusively on Jewelry Television and jtv.com.