Antique Iberian Rose Cut Diamond 18K Gold Cross Pendant, Crucifix Religious Charm Pendant

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At ~200 years old, this is one of the oldest yet most charming pieces that I have ever collected!! It is straight from my personal collection, and is meant for serious collectors or souls similar to myself who appreciate old historical jewelry.

This rare antique cross pendant is from the late 18th century to early 19th century, likely Iberian provincial origin. It is completely hand made with solid 18K gold. The front of the cross has a subtle floral detailed motif that highlights 6 closed back rose cut diamonds in rubbed-over collet settings.

** Live videos of this cross are available on my Instagram (@memorystation2013) here and here.  

Origin: Most likely the Iberian peninsula (Spain or Portugal).

Metal: 18K (unmarked but tested).

Size: 2 & 1/8" long (including the top bale but without the jump ring) and 1 & 5/8" wide.

Weight: approx. 9.8 grams.

Diamond measurement: there are 6 diamonds of varying size. The largest/center one: approx. 4.5mm x 3.8mm, the remaining diamonds vary from 3.75mm-3.5mm. I am not able to provide the weight of the diamonds as they are all closed-back (which makes it virtually impossible to precisely gauge the diamonds). Please keep in mind that these diamonds are not measured, cut, or graded by today’s modern standards, but they have tons of antique charm that modern diamonds cannot compare with.

Condition: very good antique condition with age related wear and imperfections. The jump ring could be a later replacement. Seen with magnification-- all of the diamonds have either some inclusions, tiny chips & rough unpolished sides / edges (normal for the period). All diamonds are securely set. Overall, an extremely charming historical piece! Please refer to all the listing pictures for the general condition. * The listing is for the cross on the right only (in the 7th and 8th picture).

The 14K watch chain in the last picture was sold already.

*Due to the value of this item the price reflects a domestic shipping cost of $35, which includes tracking and insurance. -International shipping uses Fed-Ex International Priority.