This handmade antique cross is beautifully made in excellent condition (see condition info below). It is fairly large with nicely matched pearls that are strung and adhered to a mother of pearl backing.
The bail is 14k gold with seed pearls.
Note that I have included one photo showing how the piece looks when strung onto a necklace and accompanied by another. These necklaces are not included in the sale. This listing is for the cross pendant only.
Should you have any questions at all please enquire with us directly.
Pearls: Seed Pearls fully drilled
Measurements: 1.5-2 mm
Dimensions: 3" long x 1 1/2" wide
Metal: 14k gold tested
Condition Rating: 9 (This cross is in excellent original condition)
Antique Victorian Seed Pearl Cross in 14k Yellow Gold
Bracelets and rings get the most wear out of all the styles of jewelry. Make sure that your jewelry is professionally cleaned and your stones checked annually.
For gold rings, the higher the karat weight, the softer the metal will be, and the easier it will scratch. Frequent polishing is unecessary. Polishing your rings removes layers of metals and will thin it out through time.
The same goes with platinum, as it is a malleable and softer metal, yet denser, which makes it last longer. Platinum is also a white metal naturally and stays white, whereas white gold is yellow that has white alloys giving it a whiter appearance, but will never be as white as platinum.
For high value items, typically of $1,000, it is a good idea to have your pieces insured on your homeowners policy or with a separate insurer like Jewelers Mutual.