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This Georgian cross pendant, crafted in 1812 and possibly of French or Belgian origin, is a profound expression of devotion. Made from 18K yellow gold, it features ten rose cut diamonds set in foil, enhancing their radiance. The diamonds are arranged in a Roman cross pattern, with four diamond-encrusted petals blooming at the intersections, symbolizing the growth of faith. The piece’s excellent condition and the historical significance of its style and craftsmanship render it a timeless treasure, connecting the spiritual symbolism of the cross with the elegance of the Georgian era.
Antique jewelry object group: pendant and cross
Condition: excellent condition
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Country of origin: We believe this to be of French or Belgian origin (the French hallmark found was used during the French occupation of Belgium 1795-1815)
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.
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Period: ca. 1812
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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 yellow 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: Ten 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: The French hallmark depicting a rooster's head which was used in France (and Belgium) for 18K gold around 1810.
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Dimensions: height 4,50 cm (1,77 inch), width 3,22 cm (1,27 inch)
Weight: 5,90 gram (5,90 dwt)
Reference Nº: 12284-0023
Copyright photography: Adin, fine antique jewelry
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