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It was always there, around her neck, like it was a part of her. It was a gift from her mother’s mother when she was a child. She rarely took it off, she couldn’t think of a reason to. Honestly, neither can I.
This beautiful Austro-Hungarian antique silver turquoise and garnet cross was handcrafted around 1870. This beautiful pendant showcases six cabochon turquoises patterned with five oval faceted garnets set in silver. Overall, this piece measures 61 x 38.6 mm and it weighs 9.4 grams. It bears no marks and has been acid tested.
Art, religion, faith, and beauty, it’s a truly righteous combination.
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I have a little confession to make; this fantastic crucifix took a bit of a detour through my jewelry box on its way to you! It is entirely too beautiful for me to have not worn it for awhile, so I did.
Handcrafted in France around 1860, this silver crucifix is richly embellished with beautiful scrolling wire and bead work. The Jesus on this cross is wonderfully detailed and has his feet crossed, a sign that this is an earlier made cross. Above the head of Jesus is a scrolling sign engraved with ‘INRI’ for “Iesvs Nazarenvs Rex Ivdaeorvm” which translates as “Jesus of Nazareth, King of the Jews”.
This cross measures 67.1 mm north to south and 36.8 mm across, it is 7.5 mm thick and weighs 31.5 grams including the beautiful hand crafted silver chain which measures 22 inches long. The cross is marked with the Boars Head mark, the French mark for silver and the chain is marked ‘Sterling’ and has English marks.
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Celtic crosses are also known as circle crosses due to the circular form at their center. No one really knows the origins of this style of cross, but its use dates to the Early Middle Ages. It may have been purely structural, the ring holds up the arms of the cross to keep them more sturdy, or it may have found its origins in the Ankh, an Egyptian form that pre-dates Christ by Millenia and was also the Egyptian word for ‘Life’. Either way, it’s a very lovely and eye-catching form that soothes the soul in a way and has now becoming synonymous with Ireland, Scotland and Britain.
I was particularly delighted to find this wonderful Scottish cross, it’s done in gold, which is rare with Scottish jewelry. Set with agates from Bloodstone to Carneilian, this cross is also detailed with beautiful engraving. The pendant measures 66.4 mm north to south and 27.4 mm across, it’s 5.1 mm deep and weighs 8.9 grams. This fantastic cross was hand crafted in England in about 1890, at the height of Victorian jewelry, it is unmarked but has been acid tested as 9 karat gold.
I was chatting with a friend at a fair in central London on a Sunday morning when this cross caught my eye and just wouldn’t let it go. I asked her to hold it and once I had it in my hands there was no letting it go. The smoothly carved white chalcedony, the wonderful inscription, the age and history seemed to seep into my skin and I just had to have it. For you, of course.
This fantastic Georgian Maltese Cross pendant is on the larger side of things. It is set at the center with hair that’s been carefully plated. The reverse bears the engraved message “E.R.W. Ex dono J.W. June 19th, 1832”. An ‘Ex Dono’ is a gift given from one person to another and so I suspect that rather than being a memorial piece to commemorate a death, this cross was actually just given as a gift. The gold fittings have been carefully acid tested as 15 karat gold and piece is in much better condition than I will be at 187 years old! This pendant cross measures 52 mm top to bottom and 41 mm across and weighs 14.9 grams. It was made in England in about 1832.
The term 'Mizpah' is found in Genesis 31:49, it means 'watchtower' and is used as a blessing, meaning "May the Lord keep watch between you and me when we are away from each other". You just know that those sentimental Victorians had to use this romantic and wonderful phrase in their art and jewelry! This ring would likely have been considered a 'sweetheart ring' and would have been given by a gentleman to his lady love interest to show his intention to court her.
This charming Mizpah ring is hand crafted in 9 karat gold. It was made in England in about 1900. The ring is a size 6 US and measures 8 mm wide and 18.7 mm across the face, it weighs 5.1 grams. This unmarked ring has been carefully acid tested as 9 karat gold.
I just fell in love with this sentimental sweetheart of a ring!