Small Victorian Gold, Coral & Pearl Cross, circa 1870Regular price $ 650.00
Beautifully petite coral, pearl, and gold Italian cross. Seven coral pieces are set in 18 karat gold with three tiny seed pearls hanging from the cross itself.
Dimensions: 1.25 inches long x 0.5 inches wide
Origin: Italian 1870
Victorian Gold and Nephrite Maltese Cross Pendant, circa 1890Regular price $ 1,200.00
Victorian gold and nephrite Maltese cross pendant. The head of the cross is capped with gold, which has been engraved with a stylized floral design. The gold is 15 karats.
Popular in England, the Maltese cross was associated with the crusaders of the 1200s. Following the fall of Jerusalem to the Saracens, the Knights Templar retreated to the island of Malta and continued to use this cross as their emblem.
Dimensions: 1.25 inches long x 1.25 inches wide
Origin: English 1890
Small Platinum, Diamond & Gold Cross, circa 1920Regular price $ 1,900.00
A delightfully small platinum-fronted and gold-backed 20th-century French cross. Set with a central brilliant cut diamond and trinity of rose diamonds at the terminals, a rose diamond also sparkles at the viewer from the bale of the cross. A minute French gold mark is also present on the ring connecting the bale to the head of the cross.
Dimensions: 1.5 inches long x 0.5 inches wide
Origin: French 1920
Pietra Dura Cross Depicting a Madonna Lily and Lily of the Valley, circa 1890Regular price $ 950.00
Gorgeous pietra dura cross made of black slate inlaid with hard stones and gild to depict a madonna lily and lily of the valley growing from the cross itself.
The Madonna Lily takes it name from the Virgin Mary and represents both her purity and chastity. In medieval art, the Virgin Mary was often depicted with a Madonna Lily, a trend that has continued to the present day.
The delicate Lily of the Valley is associated with femininity, humility, chastity, and purity and is commonly called Mary's Tears or Our Lady's Tears. Linked to motherhood, Lily of the Valley can at times depict the maternal-child bond. The birth flower for the month of May, Lily of the Valley is often linked in Christian tradition with the second coming of Jesus Christ as well as the tears the Virgin Mary shed during the crucifixion. In the Victorian language of flowers, the Lily of the Valley meant "a return to happiness".
Condition: Good. Slight nick on the right-arm corner of cross on the reverse.
Dimensions: 2.5 inches long x 1.5 inches wide
Origin: Italian 1890
A beautifully constructed Antique French Gold CrossRegular price $ 4,500.00
With repousse floral decoration on the upright and each terminal features a pine cone. The reverse is also unusual because it repeats the front of the Cross but is totally flat. The top ring has a French 18k Gold mark and makers mark. This is a very good quality 19th century Gold Cross
Dimensions: 1 11/16 ins long x 1 2/16 ins wide
French: circa 1850
Antique Ionian Scottish Silver and Agate Cross BroochRegular price $ 1,400.00
yIona is a Scottish island associated with the earliest introduction of Christianity into the British Isles. The Cross is formed from 8 Agates, probably all from the Scottish Cairngorm Mountains and would have been made in Victorian times, the original design being from the 8th century. An unusual piece of Scottish jewellery Condition: Good
Dimensions: 2 9/16 inches long x 1 4/16 inches wide
Scottish: circa 1870
Large Victorian Banded Agate, Gold and Enamel CrossRegular price $ 2,200.00
The 7 carefully chosen beads with centrally formed white bands, all with Gold collars between each and with 4 Enamel and Gold terminals which are double sided and decorated with Black Enamel Acanthus Leaves. The gemmological name for Banded Agate is Sardonyx but you will see why it is called by the former.
Weight: 47g Dimensions: 4 inches long x 2.5 inches wide ( 10.2 cm x 6.4 cm )
English: circa 1850
Victorian Scottish Gold and Agate CrossRegular price $ 1,200.00
Made using 6 shaped pieces of Scottish Agate, mainly of green and brown hues, with hand engraved rope work decoration around each stone to a plain Gold reverse stamped with a 9ct and makers mark, making the Cross wearable on either side.
Dimensions: 2 8/16 inch long x 1 7/16 inch wide
Scottish: circa 1875