8.55ctw Victorian Garnet and Diamond Cross
One of my big favorites from my last buying show, as I am a big collector and lover of all things with a cruciform motif! This is an early Victorian double drop pendant, steeped in meaning and charm! The cross is accented by a rather chunky old mine cut diamond, and the heart is studded with a surround of old mine cuts. The cabochon garnets are incredibly bright and a deep wine color. Both components are held in place by its original snake chain. On the neck, the piece is deeply sentimental and just incredibly charming. 14/15kt yellow gold and silver. 15" yellow gold chain. Garnets are Pyrope type, of deep red variety.
Diamonds are old mine cuts, with a .35ct OEC center.
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