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This exquisite Georgian-era pendant, circa 1730, believed to be of Belgian origin, marries devout symbolism and classic elegance. Crafted from 18K yellow gold, it takes the shape of a cross, a motif rich with Christian significance and historical resonance. Adorned with eighteen table rose-cut diamonds, complemented by senailles, the piece reflects a bygone era's craftsmanship, particularly the use of foil setting to enhance the stones' radiance. In very good condition, it comes attached to a chain, representing a tangible piece of the past, echoing the timeless beauty and rich narratives of the Georgian style.
Antique jewelry object group: pendant on chain
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 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.
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Period: ca. 1730
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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 yellow gold (touchstone tested)
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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.
Diamond(s): Eight table cut rose cut diamonds . We do not have the weight of the diamonds which is normal in our trade when it comes to rose cuts.
Ten rose cut diamonds and 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 the rose cuts diamonds nor the senailles which is normal in our trade when it comes to rose cut diamonds and senailles.
- All diamonds we offer are screened by the IJGC - lab (www.ijgc-worldwide.com ) for whether they are natural or synthetic, and all diamonds in this jewel are 100% guaranteed to be natural.
Birthstones: Diamond is the birthstone (or month stone) for April.
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Hallmarks: No trace.
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Dimensions: when slided together, both pieces have a total height of 6,50 cm (2,56 inch) and than the neck circumference of the necklace is 48,00 cm (18,90 inch). However this neck circumference can be made smaller by sliding up the top part of the pendants and also by using the closure in a ring that is attached 9,00 cm (3,54 inch) from the end of the chain. - See picture with a ruler in cm and inches
Weight: 20,70 gram (13,31 dwt)
Adin Reference Nº: 20240-0285
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