A Bentley & Skinner handmade leather case packed in a gift-wrapped Bentley & Skinner black and gold presentation boxA Regency Diamond Maltese Cross Pendant/broochA Regency Diamond Maltese Cross Pendant/brooch

A Regency Diamond Maltese Cross Pendant/brooch

A Regency diamond Maltese cross pendant/brooch, to the centre a cushion-shaped diamond estimated to weigh 1.4 carats, the openwork arms set throughout with a hundred and fifty-two old mine-cut diamonds estimated to weigh a further total of 9.1 carats, all to silver cut-down settings with yellow gold back, with later drop-down pendant loop and brooch pin with roller catch fitting, circa 1820, measuring approximately 4.6 x 4.6cm, gross weight 22.5 grams. A diamond Maltese cross in very good condition with a clasp as later addition. Unmarked tested as silver and 18ct gold.

This superb diamond Maltese cross pendant/brooch is set throughout with over 10 carats of dazzling old-cut diamonds. The central diamond scintillates wonderfully, and the surrounding diamonds make this detailed piece eye-catching and luxurious. This piece can be worn as either a brooch or a pendant and was made in around 1820. It would look stunning pinned to an evening gown or strung from a velvet 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.

No. 34151M

£19,750