Crosses have been worn as symbols of Christianity for thousands of years, and the nineteenth century saw a surge of popularity in this motif with the Church being held in absolute regard, and piety cherished above all. The custom of wearing a cross pendant has remained in vogue ever since.
This visually arresting cross pendant is made of 18k gold, with a focal point of seven gorgeous emeralds in intricately carved bezels. The emeralds are accentuated by gold boules and black enamel set in silver, looping around sparkling diamonds, and topped off with diamonds and black enamel in silver on the bale. The whole effect is a timeless, gothic beauty, adding a touch of dark glamour to your jewelry collection.
Dimensions: 53mm long including bale
Weight: 10.5 grams
Materials: Gold, silver, approx. 24 rose cut diamonds, emeralds
Metal: 18K yellow gold, silver
Condition: Good antique condition; some flea bites on emeralds