Georgian Diamond Maltese Cross Brooch/Pendant
20.00CTin Silver & Yellow Gold

Old Cut Diamond Pin Brooch

£ 27,810
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An exceptional silver, 15ct yellow gold and diamond Maltese cross brooch from the Georgian period. During this era, evening social occasions became increasingly popular for the nobility and wealthy élite, which were made all the more enjoyable through the introduction of brighter burning candles. The result was a truly fascinating period for jewellery design, with yellow gold, silver, diamonds and enamelwork all combining to produce some truly exceptional pieces. This statement piece is composed of 20.00ct of various sizes of sparkling old cut diamonds that have been securely claw set into gleaming silver. Polished 15ct yellow gold has been used to expertly back the top silver sections, to ensure that tarnish does not mark the skin or delicate silks. Originating in the 16th century, the Maltese cross was known as the Cross of the Knights of St. John, and was awarded to individuals who had demonstrated acts of “valour and rescue”. Looking at the brooch as a whole, we can see the main body of the cross formed by a four-petalled Lily of France, which was seen as a symbol of the four Gospels. Each of these petals or arms features two rounded points that represent the eight Beatitudes (blessings). Four smaller fleurs-de-lis are also depicted, with their twelve petals signifying the twelve Apostles. A number of instantly recognisable symbolic heart shaped spaces can also be seen in the cross. A superb example of Georgian craftsmanship, this wonderful jewel would come alive pinned to the lapel of a black cashmere coat. A delicate fixed pendant loop is also attached to the top of one arm, which enables this brooch to be worn as a beautiful pendant suspended from a fine chain or silk cord.

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  • Material: Silver & 15ct Yellow Gold
  • Principal Stone: Diamond
  • i Princip Stone Weight: 20.00
  • i Total Weight: 20.00
  • Age: 1700 - 1836 (Georgian)
  • Dimension: 61mmx66mm
  • Item Code: 1451391

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