The 18K red gold filigree frills of this Georgian pendant from circa 1830 guide you through a twofold Latin cross and a heart-shaped surmount depicted by five grand table cut rose cut diamonds set on foil.This typical Belgian adornment, called a croix "à la Jeanette", exudes heritage and romance through the shimmer of 31 modest diamonds in silver sprouting as flower hearts and leafs.
Antique jewelry object group: pendant
Condition: very good condition - (more info on our condition scale)
Country of origin:Although it does not carry any legible control marks we believe this to be of Belgian origin.
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 GreatBritain, 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: Georgianor more info on styles
Period: ca. 1830 - (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 theconcepts of divinity, the vertical line, and the world, the horizontal line. (from: Wikipedia)
Material: 18K red gold - (more info on precious metals)
Technique: Filigree; this is in fact thin golden wire twisted into refined motifs. This technique demands very high skills and precision from the maker.
Extra information: This type of pendant is typically Belgian in the late 18th till mid-19th century. They are called 'à la Jeannette'. A croix à la Jeanette (French for: "cross in the style of Jeanette") is a pendant in the form of a heart with a latin cross dangling from it
Diamond(s): Nine 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 these diamonds which is normal in our trade when it comes to senailles.
Birthstones: Diamond is the birthstone (or month stone) for April. - (more info on birthstones)
Hallmarks: No trace. - (more info on hallmarks)
Dimensions: height 7,34 cm (2,89 inch)
Weight: 9,70 gram (6,24 dwt)
Reference Nº: 18354-0101
Copyright photography: Adin, fine antique jewelry
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