Sweet Devotion - Victorian Rare 9K Rose Gold Rose Cut Diamond Cross Pendant & 14K Rose Gold Filled Chain (VICP016))

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Sweet Devotion - Victorian Rare 9K Gold Rose Cut Diamond Cross Pendant & 14K Rose Gold Filled Chain. This lovely cross is crafted from 9K rose gold, unmarked, tests 9K . The cross features 10 natural antique rose cut diamonds, Victorian era styling, and quality craftsmanship. This wonderful cross is comprised of expertly bead-set hand-cut glowing sparkling diamonds, and a beautifully sculpted rose gold gallery in the form of a Christian cross. The gold color is a beautiful rosy gold, displaying some aged patina. The cross has been matched up to a 14K rose gold filled chain, featuring a secure spring ring clasp in perfect working order. This very special Victorian era diamond cross is a rare find now-a-days. It is suitable for daily wear, or special occasions, show off your devotion with an antique diamond cross. 

Note: Contemporary appraisals do not reflect the vale of antique jewelry.  It is  recommended that this Victorian cross be insured for $1500.00 (Tax Excluded) 

History: The earliest diamonds were found in India in 4th century BC, although the youngest of these deposits were formed 900 million years ago. A majority of these early stones were transported along the network of trade routes that connected India and China, commonly known as the Silk Road.

The rose cut originated in the 1500's and was commonly used through the Georgian and Victorian eras. Like other antique diamond cuts, they were cut by hand and meant to dazzle under candlelight. Their large, wide facets performed exquisitely in low light conditions.

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.

Although the exact time the Cross was made is unknown, the use of the Cross predates Christianity. The symbol dates to one of the earliest periods in human history, the Stone Age. Incisions of crosses were even found in Petroglyph drawings on European caves.

The extensive adoption of the cross as a Christian iconographic symbol arose from the 4th century.


Measurements: Pendant (Including the bale) 25.00 mm x 13.00 mm 

Stone Size: Diamond .20 carats  (Diamond weight is approximate due to the closed back setting) 

Weight: 2.30 grams 

Condition: Excellent 

Origin: England 

Date: Circa 1870


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