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Old World Splendour: A Red Gold Diamond Cross from the 18th Century

This mid-18th century cross pendant, likely of French or Belgian origin, is a splendid exemplar of historical craftsmanship. Fashioned from 18K red gold, it is adorned with seventeen meticulously set rose cut diamonds, including seven table cut stones. The diamonds, set on foil to enhance their brilliance, illuminate the symbolic significance of the cross. This piece, dating back to circa 1750, embodies the deep spiritual and artistic sensibilities of the era, reflecting the cross's symbolism as a junction of divinity and the earthly realm. Its very good condition speaks to the lasting quality and timeless appeal of this historic jewel.

Antique jewelry object group: pendant

Condition: very good condition
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Country of origin: Although it does not carry any legible control marks we believe this to be of French or Belgian origin.

Period: ca. 1750
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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: 18K red 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: Seven table cut rose cut diamonds and and ten normal rose cut diamonds . We do not have the weight of the diamonds which is normal in our trade when it comes to rose cuts.

Birthstones: Diamond is the birthstone (or month stone) for April.
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Hallmarks: No trace.
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Dimensions: height 6.65 cm (2.62 inch)

Weight: 10.60 gram (6.82 dwt)

Reference Nº: 10252-4355

Copyright photography: Adin, fine antique jewelry

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Old World Splendour: A Red Gold Diamond Cross from the 18th Century
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