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The purity of these Flemish cross earrings from 1800 emanate from the white silver with a gold back and from the 34 rose cut diamonds lustring from their foil settings. Its sacred aura is even more heightened with a silver flower arrangement suspending from another domed diamond. With four petals sprouting between the intersections of the cross, this pendant could help anyone grow their devotional roots like roses in their soil.
Antique jewelry object group: long pendent earrings
Condition: excellent condition
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Country of origin: Although it does not carry any legible control marks we believe this to be of Belgian origin.
Style: Pre-Victorian -
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Period: ca. 1800
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Source of inspiration: Christianity
Theme: Cross - The cross is one of the most ancient human symbols, and is used by many religions, such as Christianity. It is frequently a representation of the division of the world into four elements (or cardinal points), or alternately as the union of the concepts of divinity, the vertical line, and the world, the horizontal line. (from: Wikipedia)
Material: Silver on top and backed with 18K yellow gold (see explanation on silver on gold).
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Technique: The rose cuts are set on foil. This is a special technique that was used to bring the lustre of the diamonds to its best quality.
Diamonds: 34 rose cut diamonds and senailles . A senaille is a simplified rose cut diamond, a small diamond chip with perhaps a few polished facets. We do not have the weight of the rose cuts diamonds nor the senailles which is normal in our trade when it comes to rose cut diamonds and senailles.
Birthstones: Diamond is the birthstone (or month stone) for April.
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Hallmarks: No trace.
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Dimensions: height 6,30 cm (2,48 inch)
Weight: 8,80 gram (5,66 dwt)
Reference Nº: 13063-0049
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