Edwardian diamond cross.


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Edwardian diamond cross.

Measures 6.5 x 4.2cm.

Center stone is approx. 0.5ct rest approx. 3ct in

Diamond weight in total approximately 3.50ct H-I, vs-si

Gross weight: 9.8 grams

A resonating statement, be of faith or fashion, or indeed both. Religious symbols have always been present in jewelry. Because of its religious significance but equally as a fashion statement, the cross is common motif.  No matter if it is a classic, simple, small crucifix, bearing the body of Christ; perhaps made of non-precious metal, or an elaborate confection of gems and gold maybe less an aid to prayer than a bold (fashion) testament to the jeweled arts.

In 2023 Kim Kardashian famously bought an amethyst and diamond pendant that the Princess of Wales, Diana, wore repeatedly in the late 1980s. Rihanna wore a 1980s Christian Lacroix cross in the photo reveal of her first pregnancy in 2022. The cross has received more high-profile, high-fashion visibility than any time since the 1990s and early 00, when women like Drew Barrymore and Cindy Crawford regularly wore crosses.

It seems Madonna’s “Like a Virgin” look circa 1984 is here. Lourdes Leon, daughter of Madonna, wore a similar cross to ours to the Grammys 2023.

It’s romantic, ethereal and timeless. It’s neither masculine nor feminine.

A cross has a deeply rooted meaning and place in our consciousness, which predates what modern history has assigned to it.

For some people, it can mean redemption from suffering. It can represent the passion of the son of God and of God’s great unmerited love for us. To non-believers, it can mean the four directions. It can represent elements of fire, water, earth and air. It’s a symbol that resonates on a global plane.

Or you can just wear it cause you think it is beautiful, dramatic and cool and a piece of (jewelry) history.