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Hardness: 6-6.5 Mohs

Enhancement Code: Natural

Quality Information:

Standard: Bright silvery gray


Marcasite is rated “fair” for everyday wear with care. Avoid exposure to heat and protect from scratches and harsh blows. Typically, the surface will oxidize over time. To clean, gently scrub with a soft toothbrush and a solution of mild dish soap and warm water.

Major Sources:

Brazil, Peru, United States

Metallic shine and rich, neutral colour make Marcasite the essential accent stone. Gleaming like finely polished silver, Marcasite was highly favored by Art Deco designers of the 20s and 30s. Today, the streamlined geometrics of that period are enjoying renewed popularity, as customers seek the glamour of Hollywood’s “film noir” era and its sophisticated styles.