This is an ORIGINAL ANTIQUE CROSS PENDANT that was made in the ART NOUVEAU period of c1895 - c1915. It is HANDMADE from 18K YELLOW GOLD and it is LARGE, measuring 3-1/16” long, including the bale by 1-7/8” wide. The cross is centrally bezel-set with 4 ANTIQUE PEAR CUT DIAMONDS of I-J color, SI1 to SI3 clarity (no black carbon - nice clarity) that weigh approx. .15 ct each. It is also set with 15 ROSE CUT DIAMOND are in the .01 to .03 ct spread range, weighing approx. .28 ctw. These diamonds have a light grayish color that is typical of rose cuts from this period. The total diamond weight is approx. .88 ctw.
The cross is centrally set with 1 NATURAL WHITE PEARL that measures 6.4 mm, along with an additional 4 smaller white pearls. A couple of the small pearls MAY be replacements. The cross measures just over 1/4” at the thickest point and the total weight is a NICE & SOLID FEELING 15.3 grams. Each gold leaf has fine detailing and the bale can accommodate a chain that measures up to 3.5 mm. The cross would also be great on a velvet cord, satin cord or ribbon...OR a strand of pearls as shown as an example in the last photo. EXQUISITE DETAIL, COLOR & DESIGN…AN ATTENTION GETTER…THIS IS A ONE OF A KIND PIECE!
Be sure to add me to your favorites list!
*A NOTE ABOUT OUR PHOTOGRAPHY – Taking pictures of diamonds to be displayed on a computer screen can be difficult, often resulting in the diamonds looking dark (especially rose cut diamonds) when in reality they are not. If you are looking at any of our pictures and feel that the diamonds look dark, please refer to the description of the item that states the accurate color and clarity of the stones.
Also, jewelry and/or diamond grading is done under 10X magnification. When you super-size our photos you will see the item in 100X magnification. Please be aware that you may see things that cannot be seen with your eyes or a jeweler’s loupe. Sometimes these images can make the item look distorted or appear to have problems when in reality it is fine. I list only high quality pieces and avoid those with problems or in need of repair unless it is described as such in the listing.
If interested, PLEASE don't hesitate to ask any questions or for comparison photos. I promise to get right to it! MEL IS HERE TO PROMPTLY HELP!
REFUND POLICY: The buyer has the right to a refund should the item not be suitable. The item must be promptly returned in its original condition without damage, alteration, repair or signs of wear when examined under a 10x jewelers loupe. Buyer is responsible for return shipping fees unless we have mistakenly misrepresented the item.
I realize there is risk on the buyer’s side when bidding on an expensive jewelry item. If you would feel more comfortable speaking to me in person before bidding on an item, I welcome all calls. We are not in the business to cheat or fool people and are here to answer any of your questions. PLEASE CHECK MELS ANTIQUE JEWELRY EBAY FEEDBACK!
WE ARE A LEGITIMATE AND HONEST COMPANY, SO YOU CAN BUY & BID WITH CONFIDENCE!