This antique sapphire cross pendant speaks across the decades, telling a story of devotion and understated elegance. The trinity facet pattern is extremely rare, as detailed below.
What we know about this bespoke beauty: There are seventeen pale stormy blue sapphires (approximately 1.25 carats total). These stones are set in an open back modified sawtooth setting, hand wrought in sterling silver. The setting is unsigned, but the hand of the artisan is seen clearly in the hand worked prongs that hold each gemstone.
What we don’t know: As for the trinity faceting on each gem, neither of my jewelers had ever seen it though both agreed that it was “very old.” Research found no examples or documentation of that facet pattern (or any pattern reasonably close to it) in the 20th century. I’ve begun looking at Victorian era documentation, but knowledge was passed from master to apprentice in that era so the info is sketchy at best.
This antique sapphire cross pendant measures approximately 1 5/8 inches long and one inch wide. The bail is a new sterling silver piece. It could be upgraded to something more unique by your local jeweler, but this one will get you started. The total weight is just under 5 grams. Our jewelry is polished by hand; No corrosive solvents or dips are used.
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Please take your time with the photos and consider them part of the description. Let me know if you have any questions and feel free to check out the many faith based treasures available in my shop! Purchases from the WhyteWing website benefit The Trevor Project, but if you are more comfortable making your purchase on a platform like Etsy, this trinity cross is listed in my shop there as well.