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Victorian Jewelry: VJ122

SPIRITUALITY IN THE HIGHEST DEGREE ( Victorian Jewelry Amethyst Cross Pendant ): The timeless beauty of sparkling amethysts has made them one of the most popular of all gems. They have been important spiritual talismans since the time of the Egyptians. This shimmering antique cross dates from the Victorian Romantic Period (c. 1840). The perfectly matched stones are claw set in a silver gilt setting with a large bale. Amethyst is the gem of the House of Fishes – Pisces, the birthstone of February. The ancients wrote that the amethyst has long symbolized spirituality in the highest degree. This verse of tribute was composed in the eleventh century:

                        “On high the Amethyst is set

In color like the violet.

With flames as if of gold it glows

And far its purple radiance throws;

The humble heart it signifies

Of him who in the savior dies.”

Often the rings of Bishops are comprised of amethyst as are rosary beads. This enchanting Victorian Cross of faith brings the beauty and spirit of the past across the ages to you. Condition: Excellent. Size: 3” high (including bale), 1 5/8” wide, 1/4” deep.

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