Large exceptional 18K solid gold and old cut diamond cross Stamped 1.40cttw diamond and pearl
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Heavy, 18k solid gold cross set with four clean and clear old European cut diamonds (I,J-VVS1,VVS2). The 4 diamonds measure approximately 4.5mm each and weigh 0.35ct each, making a total of 1.40cttw. They are prong-set. A beautiful gold halo surrounds the diamonds in the center before branching off in a filigree form that ends with four gorgeous natural pearls. The pearls have great luster and excellent nacre.
The cross measures 1 1.2" wide and 2 3/8" in height. It is adorned with 4 cultured demi-pearls. They have high luster and excellent nacre.
This beautiful crucifix weighs a hefty 11.6 grams and is in excellent condition. The gems are perfect showing absolutely no inclusions. It dates to the 1970's.
The chain is not included in the sale. It is for display only. But, please, let us know if you are interested in purchasing it.
Material: 8K solid gold, 4 half-pearls (cultured), 4 old European cut diamonds (approximately 1.40cttw)
Size: 6cm x3.5cm (2 3/8" x 1 1/2")
Period: Mid-Century, Retro
Style: religious cross
Provenance: an estate sale in France
Condition: excellent estate, minor wear
Additional remarks: Stamped with the French owl assay to guarantee its solid 18-carat gold
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*Information on gold jewelry:
- 24K gold is pure gold. (it is not really used in jewellery because it is too soft and not practical for daily wear.)
-18K gold contains 18 parts gold and 6 parts of one or more additional metals, making it 75% gold. This level of fineness is used extensively in French and Italian jewelry and in most quality pieces)
-14K gold contains 14 parts gold and 10 parts of one or more additional metals, making it 58.3% gold. (It is used extensively in the US)
-12K gold contains 12 parts gold and 12 parts of one or more additional metals, making it 50% gold.
-10K gold contains 10 parts gold and 14 parts of one or more additional metals, making it 41.7% gold. 10K gold is the minimum standard that can be called "gold" in the United States.
Antique jewelry and rare items often contain the lower level of fineness, but their value is based on a myriad of other factors.