The purity of this 18K red gold Georgian cross pendant from around 1815 emanates from the six table cut rose cut diamonds lustring from their domed settings arranged in a Roman cross. With its four diamond-encrusted flowers sprouting between the intersections of the cross, this Belgian pendant could help anyone grow their devotional roots like roses in their soil.
Antique jewelry object group: pendant
Condition: excellent condition - (more info on our condition scale)
Country of origin:Belgium (or "The Southern Netherlands" how it was called in the period this jewel was made)
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 GreatBritain, 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: Georgianor more info on styles
Period: ca. 1815 - (events and facts in 1815)
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 theconcepts of divinity, the vertical line, and the world, the horizontal line. (from: Wikipedia)
Material: 18K red gold - (more info on precious metals)
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: Table rose cut diamond - When a rose cut diamond is cut in a way that the top part is parallel to the backside of the stone, we are talking about a table rose cut diamond, a way of diamond polishing typical for the 15th till 18th Century.
Diamonds:Ten 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. Note: All diamond weights, color grades and clarity are approximate since the stones were not removed from their mounts to preserve the integrity of the setting.
Birthstones: Diamond is the birthstone (or month stone) for April. - (more info on birthstones)
Hallmarks: The hallmark found (the cornucopia or horn of plenty) in this jewel was used in the former Southern Netherlands (now Belgium) between 1815 and 1832. - (more info on hallmarks)
Dimensions: 4,65 cm (1,83 inch) x 3,46 cm (1,36 inch)