Antique turquoise and diamond cross in 18-carat gold, circa 1880


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Here’s an imposing cross from the end of the 19th century. It’s set with old-cut diamonds and turquoise cabochons in 18-carat rose gold.

It has been handcrafted in heavy-gauge gold but it’s not too heavy to wear, as the pierced work gives a lightness to its feel as well as its appearance.

The pendant isn’t marked but is more like French work than English work, I believe. It could be from one of a number of other countries.

The combination of turquoise, diamonds and gold is beautiful – a favourite in so many periods.


• Handmade in 18-carat rose gold
• Seven natural Persian turquoise cabochons
• 13 old cut diamonds
• Approximately 8cm (3 1/4 inches) tall including original bale, 5cm (2 inches) wide
• Weight is 14.3 grams
• In excellent antique condition
• Will come in a Karen Deakin gift box
• Note: some of the antique gold chains are for sale separately (some have sold) – please get in touch if you’d like information about any of them

I’d be very happy to send more information and images. Layaway available.

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