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Spiritual Grace of Antiquity: The Georgian Cross

This Georgian diamond cross, a testament to antiquity and devotion, stands as a regal emblem of the early 18th century. Its meticulously arranged old table and rose cut diamonds, embedded with four senailles, reflect an era where craftsmanship met spiritual expression. The absence of hallmarks lends an air of mystery, inviting wonder about its journey through time. Embodying the Georgian style, synonymous with the reign of the British House of Hanover, this pendant transcends mere adornment, becoming a beacon of historical and religious resonance. Its creation, inspired by the universal symbol of the cross, encapsulates both the artistic and spiritual ethos of its time.

Antique jewelry object group
pendant

Condition
very good condition
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Country of origin
unknown

Style
Georgian - Georgian style is the name given in most English-speaking countries to the set of styles current between 1720 and 1840. It is eponymous for the first four British monarchs of the House of Hanover—George I of Great Britain, George II of Great Britain, George III of the United Kingdom, and George IV of the United Kingdom—who reigned in continuous succession from August 1714 to June 1830.
See also: Georgian
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Period
ca. 1720
Events & facts of this era, poetry of this era, fashion of this era.

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

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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
Six table cut rose cut diamonds . We do not have the weight of the diamonds which is normal in our trade when it comes to rose cuts.
Four 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 these diamonds which is normal in our trade when it comes to senailles.
All diamonds we offer are screened by the I.J.G.C. for whether they are natural or synthetic, and all diamonds in this jewel are 100% guaranteed to be natural.

Birthstones
Diamond is the birthstone (or month stone) for April.
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Hallmarks
No trace.
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Dimensions
height 5,20 cm (2,05 inch)
see picture with a ruler in millimeters and inches

Weight
6,90 gram (4,44 dwt)

Adin Reference Nº
22332-0140

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Spiritual Grace of Antiquity: The Georgian Cross
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