Recently Sold (EDP027)

Rarities Antique Jewelry


Sorry, this item is Sold


A Symbol Of Protection - Edwardian Dated '1906' 9K Rose Gold Crowned Engraved Maltese Cross Pendant & 10K Rose Gold Chain. This exquisite pendant is crafted from 9K rose gold, hallmarked 375 (British hallmark for 9K gold), Birmingham, date letter 'g' for 1906. and a makers mark J.F.  This wonderful cross is made in the form of a Maltese cross, which is beautifully hand-chased and topped with a crown. The central portion is polished, as well as the back of the cross. The cross has its full crisp hallmarks, confirming the authenticity of the piece. The 10K Italian gold chain is crafted from rose gold, designed with exquisite engraved oval links. The clasp is a secure lobster claw clasp, which is in perfect working order. This precious Edwardian era pendant would make a wonderful addition to any fine antique jewelry collection. 

Note: Contemporary appraisals do not reflect the value of antique jewelry.  This particular example is a rare design in fine condition. 

History: The Maltese Cross is a symbol of protection - a badge of honor. Its story is hundreds of years old. When a courageous band of crusaders, known as the Knights of St. John, fought the Saracens for possession of the Holy Land, they encountered a new weapon unknown to European warriors.

The symbolism behind it, relating to piety, loyalty, generosity, bravery, glory/honour, contempt of death, helpfulness towards poor/sick, respect for the Church are all ideal reasons for why a piece of jewellery would be constructed and worn.

Gold was generally used for a couple thousand years solely to create things such as jewelry and idols for worship. This was until around 1500 BC when the ancient empire of Egypt, which benefited greatly from its gold-bearing region, Nubia, made gold the first official medium of exchange for international trade.

Rose gold was first used in early 19th century Russia by the famed jeweler Carl Faberge in his famous Faberge Eggs, as was known as Russian Gold. Rose gold later gained popularity in the United States during the lavish and feminine 1920's, and was worn in engagement rings and fine jewelry.


Measurements: Cross 35.00 mm x 24.50 mm       Chain 18" 

Weight: 10.70 grams

Condition: Excellent 

Origin: Pendant: England, Birmingham.     Chain: Italy 

Date: 1906  

Stay in touch

Contact us

We'd love to hear from you. Email us at or call us at (780) 984-0073 and we'll be happy to answer any questions you have.