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Byzantine Emerald Cross Pendant

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Price: $325.00
Member Price: $292.50

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Description

Our elegant cross is adapted from a gold and emerald cross in the Museums collection. Though the actual cross is modern, it features a sixth-century Byzantine ring for attachment and is decorated with exceedingly fine granulation in quadrangular sections. The center of the cross holds a large emerald.

24K gold over 14K gold, with a center emerald. Lobster claw closure. 16''L; cross: 1''L.

We regret that promotional discounts, including the 20% off initial Membership discount, cannot be applied towards the purchase of this item.

  • 24K gold over 14K gold, with a center emerald
  • Lobster claw closure
  • 16''L; cross: 1''L
  • We regret that promotional discounts, including the 20% off initial Membership discount, cannot be applied towards the purchase of this item

Art History

The luxurious jewelry produced in the early Byzantine era demonstrated the wealth and prosperity enjoyed by many. Jewelry often advertised ones status and was thought to ward off evil and bring good fortune through the protective properties of some precious stones and Christian imagery. Byzantine goldsmiths were masters of varied techniquesgold filigree, granulation, and wire laid over sheets of goldused to create the sophisticated interplay of patterns, light, and shadow on the front and back surfaces of their jewelry.

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Description

Our elegant cross is adapted from a gold and emerald cross in the Museums collection. Though the actual cross is modern, it features a sixth-century Byzantine ring for attachment and is decorated with exceedingly fine granulation in quadrangular sections. The center of the cross holds a large emerald.

24K gold over 14K gold, with a center emerald. Lobster claw closure. 16''L; cross: 1''L.

We regret that promotional discounts, including the 20% off initial Membership discount, cannot be applied towards the purchase of this item.





  • 24K gold over 14K gold, with a center emerald
  • Lobster claw closure
  • 16''L; cross: 1''L
  • We regret that promotional discounts, including the 20% off initial Membership discount, cannot be applied towards the purchase of this item




Art History

The luxurious jewelry produced in the early Byzantine era demonstrated the wealth and prosperity enjoyed by many. Jewelry often advertised ones status and was thought to ward off evil and bring good fortune through the protective properties of some precious stones and Christian imagery. Byzantine goldsmiths were masters of varied techniquesgold filigree, granulation, and wire laid over sheets of goldused to create the sophisticated interplay of patterns, light, and shadow on the front and back surfaces of their jewelry.


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