Heavy antique diamond cross silver, Victorian eraDomestic: Flat-rate of $80.00 to anywhere within the contiguous U.S.International: Foreign shipping rates are determined by destination.Location: This item ships from Belgium
Fine antique decorated pendant cross called "Flemish cross" in silver on top and backed with 18K gold, set with rose cut diamonds in close setting. The rose cuts are set on foil, this is a special technique that was used to bring the luster of the diamonds to its best quality. The cross is articulated with hidden system to a rose pattern with fixed bail.
Antique jewelry object group: pendant
Condition: excellent condition
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Country of origin: Although it does not carry any legible control marks we believe this to be of Belgian origin.
Style: Victorian - Victorian decorative arts refers to the style of decorative arts during the Victorian era. The Victorian era is known for its eclectic revival and interpretation of historic styles and the introduction of cross-cultural influences from the middle east and Asia in furniture, fittings, and Interior decoration. Victorian design is widely viewed as having indulged in a regrettable excess of ornament. The Arts and Crafts movement, the aesthetic movement, Anglo-Japanese style, and Art Nouveau style have their beginnings in the late Victorian era.
Period: ca. 1850
Theme: Cross - The cross is one of the most ancient human symbols, and is used by many religions, such as Christianity. It is frequently a representation of the division of the world into four elements (or cardinal points), or alternately as the union of the concepts of divinity, the vertical line, and the world, the horizontal line. (from: Wikipedia)
Material: Silver on top and backed with 18K red gold (see explanation on silver on gold).
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Technique: The rose cuts are set on foil. This is a special technique that was used to bring the lustre of the diamonds to its best quality.
Diamonds: One big rose cut diamond . We do not have the weight of this diamond which is normal in our trade when it comes to rose cuts. And 42 senailles . A senaille is a simplified rose cut diamond, a small diamond chip with perhaps a few polished facets. We do not have the weight of these diamonds which is normal in our trade when it comes to senailles.
Hallmarks: No trace.
Dimensions: height 7.30 cm (2.87 inch)
Weight: 18.50 gram (11.90 dwt)
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