This rare and beautiful Sterling Silver Paste cross pendant is a genuine Victorian piece, circa 1840.
This small decorative cross has been crafted with lovely crimped Silver collet settings and a 9ct Gold bale that spins freely, and skillfully adorned with 12 individually cut and hand-set Paste gemstones that twinkle beautifully in the light.
Each Paste gemstone is set "a jour" with open backed settings, so no matter the weather... rain or shine these pretty pastes are always lively and full of character!
It's a fantastic quality piece with every single paste pristine, with no chips or scuffs or nibbles. This is extremely rare of jewellery of this age and is definitely a prize to covet. What's more is that the white paste really stands out from the aged patina of the crimped Silver setting so it really packs a punch in the sparkle stakes!
The pendant is a fairly modest size which makes it extremely versatile. It looks stunning worn on a simple Silver chain or velvet as a necklace, or could even be fitted to a cherished charm bracelet. Worn day or night it's sure you bring many admirers your way!
The Silver chain pictured is not included, but we have a selection of lengths available. Simply get in touch for more information or add one to your cart.
ERA: Early Victorian (c.1840)
MEASUREMENTS: The total length of this pendant is 5.2mm (inc. bale) by 16mm, by 3.5mm wide.
Each paste gemstone measures 4mm in diameter.
MATERIALS: Sterling Silver, Paste, 9ct Gold.
HALLMARKS: None present. Tested as Silver and 9ct Gold.
This gorgeous antique paste cross is in very good antique condition. All of the Paste stones are original and intact, all beautifully cut and chip free. They haven't darkened or turned yellow like many old pastes do, but retain their beautiful bright white, Diamond-like appearance. It's a beautiful piece of history that's really easy to wear and enjoy.
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