This large, beautiful antique pendant cross is decoratively carved from black onyx with the ends of the members fashioned in trefoil form. The crisply carved and highly polished black stone is mounted with a chased gold cross that is set with a pearl where the upright and horizontal members meet. Perfect to wear on a ribbon or chain.
CONDITION is lovely. There is one sliver on one of the small protrusions at the left side of the lower upright, it is shown in the pictures; I didn't try to avoid it, nor did I feature it, and it is most apparent in the back view, it's barely noticeable unless you're looking for it. The gold is acid tested to 14K, I suspect however, that it may be 15K. The pearl mounting is rose gold while the chased cross is yellow and green gold, varying slightly from top to bottom. Measures 2" north to south (not including the bale or top mounting which add an additional 1/4"), 1 3/8" east to west, and is a substantial 5/16" thick.
A wonderful devotional adornment and a fine antique. This cross will be one you will wear and pass along as a fine family heirloom. Fabulous.