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Antique Georgian silver cross set with strass stones

Antique jewelry object group: pendant

Condition: excellent condition
  -  (more info on our condition scale)

Country of origin: Although it does not carry any legible control marks we believe this to be of Belgian origin.

Style: Georgian - Georgian style is the name given in most English-speaking countries to the set of styles current between 1720 and 1840. It is eponymous for the first four British monarchs of the House of Hanover—George I of Great Britain, George II of Great Britain, George III of the United Kingdom, and George IV of the United Kingdom—who reigned in continuous succession from August 1714 to June 1830.
  -  See also: Georgian or more info on styles

Period: ca. 1800
  -  (events and facts in 1800)

Source of inspiration: Christianity

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
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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.

Extra information: Paste - (also called strass) Paste jewelry are articles of jewelry that are decorated with paste, often said to simulate jewelry set with diamonds or other gemstones, but having its own characteristics. It became very popular in England and France, and somewhat in Spain, during the 18th century, owing to the demand of the middle classes for inexpensive jewelry, to new techniques for cutting stones to increase brilliance, and even to the prevalence of highwaymen who made the carrying of paste jewelry a lesser risk. So many persons were engaged in France in making paste jewelry after the invention of strass that there was a corporation, c. 1767, of joailliers-faussetiers. The articles, including brooches, bracelets, necklaces and especially finger rings, were made of silver or occasionally of pewter, and are often found with a rub-over setting or pavé setting. Many examples have survived, as the low value of the stones and setting did not warrant the labor of remodeling, as was done with jewelry of gold and gemstones, and also such remodeling presented great technical difficulties. For more information on strass, click here.

Precious stones: Eleven Strass stones as diamond imitation
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Birthstones: Diamond is the birthstone (or month stone) for April.
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Hallmarks: No trace.
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Dimensions: height 4,21 cm (1,66 inch)

Weight: 3,10 gram (1,99 dwt)

Reference Nº: 14204-0081

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