Georgian Pendant Necklace. 'Croix de Saint Lo' Black Dot Paste Diamond Cross. Antique Sterling Silver Normandy Cross Pendant. French Cross

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Item details

Vintage from the 18th century

Materials

Sterling Silver, Antique Black Dot Paste Glass

Dimensions

Pendant height: 3 1/8 Inches; Pendant width: 2 Inches

Magnificent this stunning and huge 18th century silver French cross features exquisitely cut paste stones in an ornate framework. The stones "black dot pastes" were created by painting black dots on the foiled backs of lead glass pastes to imitate the collate facets of old cut diamonds. It was a popular process during the Georgian era when the jewels dazzled in candlelight. Highly collectible, a rare survivor and oh so desirable!

Materials: Sterling silver, black dot paste stones
Size: 3 1/8 inches (80mm) high and 2 inches (52mm) across
Era: Georgian 1714-1830

Condition: At around 250 years old the cross is in good antique condition commensurate with age and perfectly wearable. All original with no attempt at restoration, we leave that to the new owner, if desired. The curly flourishes around the edges are mostly intact with only a couple of areas of loss, one at the 2 o'clock position and another at the bottom section under the pear shaped stone. There are 3 of the tiny pastes missing and there is residue of old glue around another of them. The 5 large signature pastes are in excellent condition and their foiled backings are all bright and clear free from any tarnishing or signs of ageing. The silver work has a couple of tiny holes, it is clean and gleams with the gorgeous antique patina that only great age and wear can impart. Please refer to the photos as they form a good part of the description.

At Mercy Madge we offer distinctive and unique estate jewelry in our beautifully curated shop. Each piece is carefully hand selected by us, for you. We rarely come across two identical old treasures, once they are gone, they are truly gone! Browse our shop at www.etsy.com/shop/mercymadge

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

- Our photographs are taken with a magnified macro lens to show you every tiny detail, flaws and fine scratches are exaggerated and aren't visible to the naked eye, similarly shadows caused by studio lighting can give rise to discolored or dark areas areas that don't exist.

- Unless otherwise stated any antique boxes in our photos are for display only and are not included in purchase. However, do rest assured your purchase will arrive professionally packaged in a custom Mercy Madge box, perfect for gift giving and safekeeping!

- We offer a no risk money back guarantee, details and return procedures can be found in our shop FAQ and policy sections.

- Our international and domestic shipping is free and includes tracking for your peace of mind.

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Sharon - Exceptional Antique Jewellery - Georgian - Victorian - Art Deco

Saltburn-by-the-Sea, United Kingdom

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For purchases over $150 we offer a free 60 day layaway term with a 20% deposit which is applied towards the item cost. Once paid we will reserve the item for you.

We are pretty flexible with the payments towards the balance as long as it is paid within the layaway term. You can schedule them at your own convenience and decide how much and when you want to pay. Simply let us know when you are ready to make an installment and we will send you a link to pay.

A longer layaway term may be agreeable depending on the item cost and we are happy to discuss your individual needs with you.

Layaway payments are non-refundable and returns are not permitted. Store credit will be offered in certain circumstances at the shops discretion.
Yes! Every purchase will arrive boxed in our complimentary custom packaging which is free of charge.
No, rest assured items returned within our return policy are not subject to a restocking fee. If an item is returned outside the shops return policy then we may reserve the right to charge a discretionary 20% restocking fee.
Antique jewellery, by its very nature, is more fragile than modern jewellery and can be more prone to damage. Many of our pieces are 150 years old or more, it is part of their charm and they will require special care.

We guarantee all our items as described but can not guarantee they won't need maintenance or repair due to use and wear. With a modicum of care, the jewelry you are fond of can last many more lifetimes to come.

We accept no responsibility for pieces that become damaged whilst in your possession and such damaged items cannot be returned.
With thousands of online sales under our belt we are accomplished international shippers. We ship worldwide and will dispatch your order with tracking within one business day of ordering. Your highly anticipated purchase will arrive quickly and be beautifully gift wrapped and safely packaged to boot. Shipping upgrades are available at checkout too should you need it even faster. If you have any special delivery service requests feel free to send us a message.
We offer a sizing service for our rings and a traditional engraving service for our jewelry. Contact us for details and pricing.
We are unable to show our entire collection in our Etsy shop so if you are looking for something that we don't have please feel free to contact us by email, phone or through our website. We have many more items in stock than are listed and may have the perfect piece. However, we do not make custom/bespoke jewelry to order, our focus is purely on preowned vintage and antique.
We do our utmost to accurately date and describe our jewelry. We use a variety of techniques, testing and observation. All precious metals are tested whether hallmarked or not. We use electronic testing equipment (Auracle & Misar) and acid testing. Colored gemstones are tested with the Presidium Duo Tester and diamonds with the Diamond Selector II. We use industry standard gauges and digital calipers for measuring gemstones. When we have jewelry appraised we use independent gemologists and jewellers who have no connection to or vested interest in our shop.
Items in original condition may be returned for any reason. Notification of return should be made within 3 days of receipt and item posted within 7 days. Buyer pays return shipping costs. After 3 calendar days all sales should be considered final.

The full mailing address for returns can be found on your printed receipt inside your package. Tracking and/or insurance is a good idea since items lost in transit cannot be refunded.

We will refund the purchase price minus original shipping cost within 48 hours of receipt. If the item qualified for free shipping $15 (US) will be deducted to cover original shipping cost

Items ordered from us that are refused at delivery or returned to us as unclaimed /undeliverable will be issued store credit.
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Failure to follow the correct return procedure may result in UK import and customs fees being charged in error. Should this occur such fees will become the responsibility of the buyer and will be deducted from the refund amount until such times as a reversal is granted by HMRC.

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