The purity of this 18K yellow gold Georgian cross pendant from 1812 emanates from the ten rose cut diamonds lustring from their domed settings arranged in a Roman cross. With its four diamond-encrusted petals sprouting between the intersections of the cross, this pendant could help anyone grow their devotional roots like roses in their soil.
Antique jewelry object group: pendant and cross
Condition: excellent condition - (more info on our condition scale)
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 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. 1812 - (events and facts in 1812)
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 yellow 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.
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. - (more info on birthstones)
Hallmarks: The French hallmark depicting a rooster's head which was used in France (and Belgium) for 18K gold around 1810. - (more info on hallmarks)
Dimensions: height 4,50 cm (1,77 inch), width 3,22 cm (1,27 inch)