Victorian Old Cut Paste Silver Cross Pendant. This stunning Antique Victorian Cross Pendant is set in Silver with many Old Cut sparkling Paste stones in Collet settings, dating to c. Paste is a type of glass which has been used since the 18th century. During the 18th and early 19th century fine Diamond and precious stone jewellery was often part of the family heirloom therefore they would have replicas made from Paste to safeguard their heritage.
They would take their paste jewels to grand functions and to the party season in London where admirers wouldnt be able to know the difference. This is now why Paste jewellery is still so highly sought after, as it was made with just the same amount of highly skilled craftsmanship as antique fine precious jewellery, so much so that it has become a collectors item. The back of the pendant displays high quality craftsmanship throughout with all the Paste stones in open settings to allow the light to shine through and create a dazzling sparkle. This is a stunning piece which is rich in history and would make a great addition to any collection. Measures 6.5cm x 3.9cm.
The item "Antique Victorian Old Cut Paste Collet Sterling Silver Cross Crucifix Pendant" is in sale since Thursday, August 16, 2018. This item is in the category "Jewellery & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewellery\Vintage Fine Jewellery\Victorian (1837-1901)". The seller is "lancastrianjewellery" and is located in Lancaster. This item can be shipped worldwide.