A BELLE EPOQUE DIAMOND CROSS PENDANT NECKLACE The openwork single and old European-cut diamond cross, enhanced by larger old European-cut diamond collet accents, suspended by a similarly-set bail, to the fine link neckchain, mounted in platinum, (two diamonds deficient), circa 1915, 16½ ins.
The front of the cross is set with table cut diamonds in plain gold rimmed settings, and where the arms and upright meet at the centre there are stylised enamelled lilies, echoing those at the four extremities. The back is enamelled with a pattern of flowers and leaves in colours on a white ground. Spain or Austria, c. 1620. Click for source and additional commentary by Diana Scarisbrick
An early 20th century diamond cross pendant. The Latin cross of openwork design with trefoil terminals, collet-set with graduated old brilliant-cut diamonds, within a border of rose-cut diamonds, mounted in silver and gold, old brilliant-cut diamonds approx. 2.95cts total, one rose-cut diamond deficient, length 9.0cm