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The 18K red gold filigree frills of this Georgian pendant from 1780 guide you through a twofold Latin cross and a heart-shaped surmount depicted by five grand table cut rose cut diamonds set on foil. This typical Belgian adornment, called a croix "à la Jeanette", exudes heritage and romance through the shimmer of 31 modest diamonds in silver sprouting as flower hearts and leafs.
Antique jewelry object group: pendants
It was (and is) not uncommon with certain pieces of jewelry to be cut in two, three or even more pieces to avoid any hassle over an heritage. So was the case with this pendant. We bought it from a retired jeweller from a very little town who told us that he had bought the three pieces separate from three sisters who had it cut up in three when their parents past away. There were some 15 years between buying the first and the last part. Luckily enough the goldsmith who had separated them, had it done with great skill and respect for the piece itself so when the jeweller got all three pieces together, it was not a big work to make it into one piece again.Country of origin: Although it does not carry any legible control marks we believe it is of Belgian origin.
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