Antique Edwardian Sapphire and Diamond Cross in 18k and Platinum

Just because something is pious doesn’t mean that it can’t also be beautiful. After all, Art and Religion have been intertwined for as long as either one has existed. The tombs of the Pharos were elaborately decorated to usher them into the afterlife. The churches and cathedrals of Europe are still some of the best places to view art and architecture and the Vatican itself houses one of the best collections of art in the world; all you need do is look up in the Sistine Chapel to see this. Popes throughout history commissioned some of the best art we have ever known. (With extra thanks to Julius II for letting Michelangelo loose with a brush). 

This fantastically conceived antique Edwardian cross is further proof of the link. Fully hand crafted in 18 karat gold and platinum, this cross is set with four 35 point sapphires at it’s tips and 43 smaller calibre cut sapphires which surrounding the smaller, inner cross. The sapphires add up to about 2 carats total. The cross is also set with 43 diamonds, 42 of them are rose cuts and the center diamond is an Old European cut which weighs approximately .35-.4 carats. The cross measures 63.6 mm top to bottom and 39.1 mm across and weighs 9.9 grams. The cross does show some slight wear, the sapphires are slightly abraded, they are a beautiful bright blue color. The cross is unmarked but has been acid tested to verify the content. 

Art, religion, faith, beauty, a righteous combination. 

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