This exceptionally lovely late 19th c cross is adorned with shimmering mine cut diamonds, enlivened with vibrant green emeralds and royal blue sapphires, punctuated by tiny lustrous pearls. Fabricated in a rich 15k gold, this captivating jewel is presented in the original fitted box, labeled on the silk inside the cover, “London & Ryder 17 New Bond St. London" (1861 - 1929).
Measurements: 2 1/2” x 1 3/8”
Sapphires: 7 cabochons, closed backs, 5.3 x 5.3 x 2.5 mm deep, estimated 5.32 total carats
Diamonds: Center mine-cut diamond 6.95 x 6.06 mm, estimated 1 carat, closed back, SI1 clarity, H color. Mine-cut in bail 5.34 x 5.47 mm, estimated .60 ct., closed back, SI2 clarity, I color, small abrasion on the girdle located at 8:00.
Emeralds: 4 cabochons, closed backs, 5.71 x 5.25 x 2.5 mm deep, estimated 4.16 total carats, unknown treatment, some surface reaching inclusions.
Weight: 13.8 grams
Info: London & Ryder 17 New Bond St. London, 1861 - 1929
Notes: The back of the cross has been polished. Several prongs have been reinforced at the base. Chain shown in for photography purposes only.