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Help with identifying Cross Pendants

Discussion in 'Antique and Vintage Jewelry' started by photoworks, Aug 3, 2019.

  1. photoworks
    Rough_Rock

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    by photoworks » Aug 3, 2019
    Pair of crosses, one larger than the other. Contain rough cut stones, look handmade. No markings found.
     
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  2. OoohShiny
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    by OoohShiny » Aug 3, 2019
    Have you tested the stones?

    If they are expensive stones and it is a truly antique piece, it would be a shame to break it up.
     
  3. PreRaphaelite
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    by PreRaphaelite » Aug 3, 2019
    These look English to me, slightly Renaissance Revival. Can you give us more info on them?
     
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  4. photoworks
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    by photoworks » Aug 3, 2019
    These belonged to my grandmother, who used to say that in turn they belonged to her mother.
     
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  5. Bron357
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    by Bron357 » Aug 3, 2019
    They look antique to me. I’d guess high carat gold (18ct) and Rose cut diamonds plus sapphires.
    A pawnbroker / proper jewellery shop can test for gold content (though check the top loop and top of cross carefully for any hallmarks) and can with a Presidium indicate if diamonds or something else. Sapphires can be natural or synthetic and that requires more involved testing than just a Presidium gem tester.
    The crosses are worth more intact than the sum of their parts ie gold melt value and gemstone value.
     
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