Silver and gold badge of the Order of Christ, the diamond cross in a paved ruby surround expanded at the ends hangs from a diamond bowknot ribbons meeting at a ruby heart, weeping diamond tears. Symbolic of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Christ, surrounded by an emerald crown of thorns, surmounted by a small diamond cross. Portuguese, c. 1780
[Image 2] A JEWELLED AND ENAMELLED GOLD CROSS PENDANT AND CHAIN, GEORGIAN, LATE 17TH CENTURY, centred with a table-cut emerald within rubies and a sapphire, all collet-set within a turquoise-coloured enamel divided line border.
Currently on Ebay. This is the first time I've seen the cabochon version in blue with the dark gold finish. The stones are nice and clear too - stunning! I already have a blue so you won't be bidding against me :)
A GOTHIC REVIVAL GOLD BROOCH SET WITH GEM STONES, by Messrs John Hardman & Co., the design attributed to A.W.N. Pugin, circa 1860. In the form of a Gothic cross of gold centered with an amethyst, each axis terminated with an emerald.