A JEWELLED AND ENAMELLED GOLD CROSS PENDANT AND CHAIN, GEORGIAN, LATE 17TH CENTURY, centred with a table-cut emerald within rubies and a sapphire, all collet-set within a turquoise-coloured enamel divided line border.
Diamond Emerald Cross first owned by Pope Paul VI (1963 – 1978) and later by Evel Knievel. - The intricately carved gold cross is 7 inches in length and decorated with diamonds and Colombian emeralds. 12 mine-cut diamonds run the length and width of the cross totaling more than 60 carats. The emeralds and smaller diamonds fill in the carvings of scrolls and leaves along the edges of the cross. The cross bears a stamp of “Cassio,” one of the artisan ateliers at the service of the Vatican,