18ct French Export Pearl and Diamond Cross

The Curio


An outstanding Art Nouveau late 19th century crucifix, the central pendant is the perfect intersection of late 19th century aestheticism and the dramatic silversmith that French bijouteries were known for. A beautiful example of the of the Catholic splendor most French religious jewels of this period embodied. The scrolling golden leaves dance with rose cut diamond encrusted flora to complete the fairytale wonder of this special jewel. Four pearls complete the four arms of this exceptional jewel, centered on a precious old European cut diamond. The reverse is just as beautiful as the face. We are so excited to bring this special jewel to market.

Materials and Features: 

18ct gold, rose cut diamonds, pearl, some silver accents


Late 19th century, French export


Possibly marked “750” on bale


Weight: 8.35 grams

Dimensions: 67mm x 40mm

Condition: Excellent condition. Minor associated age wear. 

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18ct French Export Pearl and Diamond Cross

Sale price Price $2,450.00 Regular price