VIntage Wedding Necklace maltese cross signed sterling amethyst gothic Lamb of GOd

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This is a wonderful old sterling chandelier pendant necklace that has 4 maltese crosses . The center one represents the origin of family and is always the largest. This one has an amethyst center with lots of beautiful etruscan work that is all hand wrought. NOT a machine made piece. Rites of passage, especially baptism and marriage, were common times for the huldre folk to attack because humans were vulnerable as they changed status. Parents often pinned a tiny sølje on the baby's clothes until baptism provided a more permanent protectionThe three cross pendants indicate that the style represents agnes Dei or the lamb of God. As People grew older and started their own family these were given as wedding presents for the bride to be worn on her wedding day. THis one is signed JCB sterling with a 3 in a Bell. This Mexican Taxco gothic or Renaissance wedding pendant and is all original.. It is based on both crosses worn by Spanish conquistadors and the Jerusalem crosses worn by the crusaders. This measures 2 7/8" long and the chain is 17" long. VintageSparkles offers Layaway on all our pieces regardless of which site it comes from.All layaway payments will need to be in the form of a check or money order only. Please remember that vintage & antique items are not mint, nor are they perfect but they sure are full of old history and charm. Please use photos to make your decisions and read our policies prior to buying so you can have an excellent experience with us.

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Antiques (approx100yrs)
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