This antique 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) 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.
The pendant measures approximately 1 5/8 inches long and one inch wide. The bail is a new sterling silver piece to replace the old one which seemed out of place; It was likely a replacement for the original bail at some point. The total weight is just under 5 grams. Our jewelry is polished by hand; No corrosive solvents or dips are used.
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) any time during the 20th century. I’ve begun looking at Victorian era documentation, but so far it seems this pattern may predate those pieces as well.
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1 5/8″ long, 1.25 carats