Spectacular Heirloom Antique Georgian Era Flemish Croix Papillon

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A poetically beautiful and superior piece of jewellery history. Dating to around 1800-1840 and sometimes known as a 'Croix a la Jeannette', this majestic pendant has a serious religiosity in the formal arrangement of the high domed Diamond set sections forming the shape of a cross, alongside a romantic nature wrought by the lacy tendrils of silver surrounding the applied floral highlights picked out in rosy hued 18ct yellow gold. Set throughout with the dark sparks of both Rose cut and crudely cut 'Senaille' Diamonds, the whole is beautifully and entirely handmade. Look closely at our photographs to see that each adorably tiny leafy curlicue of silver wire has been attached individually. The four sections are fully articulated giving wonderful movement and this amazing piece can be worn in a variety of ways; as a draped brooch in the style of a 'stomacher'; a pendant using the loop at the bank; or stitched onto clothing through the looped sections of the filigree. 

This style of cross was worn throughout France and Belgium at the time, but we believe this piece to be of Belgian origin. It is a fascinating and historic piece of jewellery to hand down in your family, to bring out at weddings and treasure over the generations. 

For scale; from the top it measures 3 inches and across the widest part 1.5 inches. 

If you'd like to pay for this piece in instalments, our Layaway Terms can be read here. 

Most of our rings can be adjusted to fit for free, this can be done on purchase by making a note in the order form if you know the size, or at a later date if it is a gift. You can download our handy ring sizing guide here, but don't hesitate to contact us if you need further help with this. If visiting us size adjustments can usually be done in around an hour-ish. 

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Payment is made securely through Shopify with a credit or debit card, or alternatively via bank transfer, Paypal, cheque or cash. Our telephone number is 01273 326618. 

Once payment has been received, you will receive an email confirmation of your order and we will begin to arrange delivery of your purchase.

All items come with a presentation box and items over £500 with an insurance valuation. In the rare instance that the original box is available, this will be included. We can also giftwrap your special purchase.

Returns or exchanges are simple, should your purchase be unsuitable for any reason.

Delivery of your precious items...

UK Delivery

Posted by insured and trackable Royal Mail ‘Special Delivery’. Guaranteed for the next day after posting.

International Delivery

Outside of the UK delivery costs £12.50. We use Royal Mail Tracked and Signed, but we often upgrade to FedEx courier for free.

Shop Pick-up

All of our items can be viewed in our shop in Brighton Lanes, so if you'd like to order and pick up just let us know...