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