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Antique Diamond Maltese Cross
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Antique Diamond Maltese Cross
Antique Diamond Maltese Cross
Antique Diamond Maltese Cross
Antique Diamond Maltese Cross
Antique Diamond Maltese Cross

Story

Obtain the exceptional and pass down this historical jewel.

In the motif of a Maltese cross, whose origins date back to the Crusades and the Knights Hospitaller, this special piece may be worn as either a brooch or a pendant.

It is encrusted with 129 luminous antique diamonds, nine are old mine and European cuts, the remainder rose cuts. The central focus is a .65 carat old European diamond. With the other eight old mine cuts, their total weight comes to 1.6 carats of pure radiance.

Open backed, the largest diamonds are set into silver, crimped collets; the rose cuts in cut down settings the entire edges serrated. Each is open backed to allow light to illuminate each to its full potential.

Details:
Victorian
129 Diamonds
Total weight of 4.63 carats
Visual look of over almost 6 carats
One old European cut
Eight old mine cuts
Remainder are rose cuts
Silver topped 10k gold
Screw off or on brooch fitting

Note: Just ask us to add a complimentary top bale if you prefer to wear this as a pendant most of time.

Historical Note: While the history of this form of cross dates back to the 11th century, the shape was brought back in the 18th century. Georgian examples can be found in diamonds, as well are garnets or other precious or semi-precious gemstones. Once again in the Victorian period, it regained its popularity as a striking adornment.

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Item 21883

Antique Diamond Maltese Cross

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Date: Circa 1880.

Measurements: Length and width of 1 9/16 inches and top bale add 1/8 of an inch. Weight of 17.2 grams.

Condition: Excellent, later safety clasp added.

Story

Obtain the exceptional and pass down this historical jewel.

In the motif of a Maltese cross, whose origins date back to the Crusades and the Knights Hospitaller, this special piece may be worn as either a brooch or a pendant.

It is encrusted with 129 luminous antique diamonds, nine are old mine and European cuts, the remainder rose cuts. The central focus is a .65 carat old European diamond. With the other eight old mine cuts, their total weight comes to 1.6 carats of pure radiance.

Open backed, the largest diamonds are set into silver, crimped collets; the rose cuts in cut down settings the entire edges serrated. Each is open backed to allow light to illuminate each to its full potential.

Details:
Victorian
129 Diamonds
Total weight of 4.63 carats
Visual look of over almost 6 carats
One old European cut
Eight old mine cuts
Remainder are rose cuts
Silver topped 10k gold
Screw off or on brooch fitting

Note: Just ask us to add a complimentary top bale if you prefer to wear this as a pendant most of time.

Historical Note: While the history of this form of cross dates back to the 11th century, the shape was brought back in the 18th century. Georgian examples can be found in diamonds, as well are garnets or other precious or semi-precious gemstones. Once again in the Victorian period, it regained its popularity as a striking adornment.