A Georgian Sherry Coloured Topaz Cross Pendant
A Georgian topaz cross pendant, the centre and the arms of the Latin style cross set with sherry coloured faceted topazes, cut-down collet set to a gold mount and pendant loop, circa 1810, measuring approximately 6 x 4.2cm, gross weight 7.2 grams.
A gorgeous Georgian topaz cross pendant. This cross is set throughout with faceted topaz in a sherry hue. Coloured, faceted gemstones were a popular choice for jewellery during the beginning of the nineteenth century, and this bright, glinting cross pendant makes a lovely statement piece. Jane Austen and her sister Cassandra were given similar topaz cross pendants by their brother in 1801, when he brought the gifts for his sisters after serving in the Royal Navy: the cross pendants are now in the collection of Jane Austen’s House Museum. This pendant would look beautiful on either a gold chain (worn like Jane Austen would have worn it) or strung from a ribbon.
Should you choose to make this purchase we would be delighted to send it to you in a Bentley & Skinner handmade leather case packed in a giftwrapped Bentley & Skinner black and gold presentation box. Shortly afterwards we will send you on a complimentary valuation of this item for insurance purposes for your reference and safekeeping.