A striking late Victorian 14K yellow gold crucifix set with sapphires, an old European cut diamond and seed pearls. The diamond is graded at I/SI2 and the sapphires are finely colored and show no indication of heat treatment. The gold surface is "bloomed" for a soft matte texture that enhances the gold color but is subdued enough for the religious purpose of the pendant. The bail is original and is stamped for Bippart, Griscom & Osborn, one of the finest Newark jewelers of the era.
- Origin: America, ca 1900
- Condition: excellent, all original
- Dimensions: 1-1/2" x 2-1/14" (excluding bail)
- Weight: 9.2 grams
- Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: sapphire, .80 carat; diamond, .23 carat