Antique French Garnet Cross
This antique French garnet cross is truly a vision of loveliness. The bezel in the center of the cross is round in the front and square on the reverse. The garnets have a stunning otherworldly sheen when the sunlight hits the cross. Garnets are symbolic of truthfulness, contemplation and sacrifice.
This piece tested as 18K gold plated sterling silver (no hallmark). There are dark areas on the loop and on the end of each cross point which appear to be possible fading or chips from the gold plating, however it does not detract from the overall beauty of this spectacular devotional adornments.
Overall, this antique piece is in good condition for its age. Please view all photos and below for detailed measurements.
Total length including loop and bail is 2.25" and the width is 1.40"
The garnets measure approximately 8mm each
Floats from a vintage French 18K gold plated silver chain ( 30 inches)