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Antique Elegance: The 1800s Diamond Cross Pendant

Evoking the solemn elegance of the Georgian era, this circa 1800 cross pendant is a masterpiece of devout craftsmanship. Crafted in 18K yellow gold and adorned with ten rose cut diamonds and senailles, it reflects the period’s profound connection to classical forms and Christian symbolism. The use of foil beneath the diamonds, a technique revered for its ability to enhance the stones' brilliance, exemplifies the era's meticulous attention to detail and pursuit of luminosity. This pendant, a testament to faith and finesse, bridges the spiritual and the aesthetic, offering a timeless emblem of grace and devotion.

Antique jewelry object group
cross 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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Style specifics
Classicism - Italian Renaissance painting and sculpture are marked by their renewal of classical forms, motifs and subjects. In the 15th century Leon Battista Alberti was important in theorizing many of the ideas for painting that came to a fully realised product with Raphael's School of Athens during the High Renaissance. The themes continued largely unbroken into the 17th century, when artists such as Nicolas Poussin and Charles Le Brun represented of the more rigid classicism. Like Italian classicizing ideas in the 15th and 16th centuries, it spread through Europe in the mid to late 17th century. Later classicism in painting and sculpture from the mid-18th and 19th centuries is generally referred to as Neoclassicism. (from: Wikipedia)

Period
ca. 1800
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 18K
yellow gold (touchstone tested)
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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
Ten 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.
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
4,06 cm (1,60 inch) x 2,80 cm (1,10 inch)
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Weight
4,90 gram (3,15 dwt)

Adin Reference Nº
24074-0179

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Antique Elegance: The 1800s Diamond Cross Pendant
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