This is a Wonderful, Iconic Maltese Cross by Benedikt of N.Y. in a Great Color Combination. It has a Faceted Topaz Colored Crystal at the Center and then Four Beautiful Red-Orange Faux Carnelian Cabochons set in Gold tone. The Brooch also has a Hook Bale on the back so it can be used as a Pendant.
This Maltese Cross Brooch/Pendant was Howard Benedikt's Signature Piece when he had his shop on 5th Ave in New York from the 1950's till at least 1963. He made Very High Quality Costume Jewelry.
The Brooch measures 2" and is Signed BENEDIKT N.Y. on a raised plaque. It is in Very Good Condition.