Antique Victorian 15ct Yellow Gold Blue Enamel And Pearl Cross Circa 1870-1890

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DESCRIPTION (Please scroll to the bottom to view video)

Dating to the late Victorian era circa 1880 and crafted from 15ct yellow gold.

Styled as a symbolic cross/crucifix set with eleven white half Pearls with a border or royal blue enamel.

During the 19th century mourning jewellery required an etiquette usually two or three years of wearing dark of black jewellery (and clothing).  As the bereavement period progressed ones jewellery would also change colour but still representing the stages of grief.

This beautiful cross bears blue enamel which would indicate it was worn during the final stages of the mourning period when colours were ‘allowed’ to be introduced back in to the wardrobe.

With her original Pearls and Pearl set bale, beautiful blue enamel, this meaningful piece of jewellery is a stunning piece of Victoriana to add to your jewellery collection.

White half Pearls

4cm Drop with bale
2.4cm Wide

6.68 Grams

Tests as 15ct gold

Very good antique condition.  All Pearls original, creamy white, and in very good condition, no re-glueing, well set.  Blue enamel has some tiny nicks, seen mostly under very close scrutiny only, other wise nice and bright.  Bale is solid and shows no thinning to where a chain will sit.


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