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This is also true for Rhinestones in Vintage Costume Jewelry, where prong set ones are valued higher than glued in ones.
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Many clasps on old jewelry such as pins broke in time so replacement ones were soldered onto the back.
A higher valued marcasite piece would have better workmanship where each marcasite would be set with tiny prongs or beads versus glued in ones and because of this the stones will stay in place longer.
Look at the hinge and the clasp of a brooch, bracelet, necklace, etc..