This lovely quality vintage 9ct gold cross is set with graceful columns of lavender jade and has London import hallmarks for 1978.
The jade tests in the jadeite jade on the Presidium Gem Tester and it is the most exquisite shade of violet with white marbling. The gold fittings have lovely intricate detailing with the end caps accented in gold rope trim. The axis of the cross is decorated in a rope trim kiss accented in gold beads and a slender oval bale completes the top.
A beautifully feminine piece with lovely workmanship the cross remains in excellent condition and is ready to wear on a chain today. The cross symbol has endured for centuries, so you can be certain that this is a timeless treasure!
MATERIALS: 9ct yellow gold
GEMSTONE: jadeite jade
MEASUREMENTS: 1-7/8" (4.5cm) tall measured with the bale, 1-1/4" (3cm) wide
HALLMARKS: stamped on bale 'IJ', '9ct', 'Leo' import stamp for London, date letter 'D' for 1978 and 'M.O' makers mark, also stamped '375' on the ring at the top
WEIGHT: 3.6 grams
DATE: mid century, dated 1978
CONDITION: in excellent vintage condition showing light wear in keeping with age, please see the photos. There is a tiny spot of epoxy glue that has squidged out from one of the end caps which is only really noticeable in the extreme close-up photos.
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Materials: 9ct Gold, Jadeite Jade.