This delicate cross pendant with chain and matching earrings were produced by Marvel Jewelry Manufacturing Co. in the early 1940s. The box as well as the pendant chain are signed 12 K Gold Filled as well as Marvel. The screwback earrings are marked 12 K Gold Filled on the screwback. There is also a blue and silver label marked Synthetic Spinel inside the box (see picture). This indicates that the clear stones set in each cross are commonly produced minerals that can appear similar to a variety of gemstone types. The pendant and earrings are in excellent condition. The box shows some wear and discoloration on the outside and inside.
The pendant is ½ inches long with the chain being 16 inches long (8 inch hang). The earrings are 1 inch in length. With the size of the chain, I believe this set is more suited to a child than an adult.
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Due to a family emergency I will be away from home for the next several weeks.