Chrysoprase, Marcasite & Sterling German Art Deco Brooch
1 7/8" x 7/8"
This 1920s-1930s Art Deco brooch with three faceted chrysoprase (glass?) stones set in sterling silver with a marcasite border exhibits typical German construction and aesthetic of the period. The 935 mark refers to a higher silver content than the sterling standard, which is 925 parts per 1000 — not uncommon in German pieces of the era. This brooch was in my personal collection and was among the first pieces I bought when I focused on Art Deco jewelry. You can wear this petite brooch at the throat of a blouse or on the collar of a jacket to great effect. Scroll down to see Art Deco chrysoprase earrings that look lovely with this piece.