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
Aquamarine and Gold Cross, circa 1880Regular price $ 5,500.00
Lovely cross pendant comprising of one long aquamarine baguette and two smaller aquamarine baguettes supported by a gold frame with circular details. The piece comes with a fitted case that the cross easily slips into.
The birthstone of March, clear blue coloring of aquamarine has linked it with the calm, soothing tranquility of the ocean.
Dimensions: 2.25 inches long x 1.75 inches wide
Origin: English 1880s
Antique French Gold CrucifixRegular price $ 3,300.00
Above the figure of Jesus Christ are the letters INRI and at the bottom of the Cross are French Gold hallmarks for 1817. Three of the terminals, front and back, are simply engraved with symbolic palm leaves and the Cross has the tactile feel of an object much handled and caressed, making it vibrant Christian artifact.
Dimensions: 5.3 cm wide x 8.5 cm high
Origin: French 1817
Victorian Turquoise and Gold Pendant CrossRegular price $ 1,600.00
With 11 matching Turquoise Cabochons and a larger central oval Turquoise, all enhanced with 26 small Gold Beads, making overall a very attractive Cross with a plain Gold reverse, testing for 18k Gold.
Definitely the nicest Turquoise Cross I have seen in many years.
Dimensions: 2 inches long x 1 inch wide
English: circa 1860
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