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Diamond Cross Necklaces

There is nothing as brilliant as the unmistakable sparkle of diamonds, particularly when they accent the delicate geometry of a cross pendant. Diamond cross necklaces are a tasteful take on the classic symbol that is steeped in history and made all the more luxurious with gathered gemstones.

Taking on a wide variety of connotations, from faith-based to folklore, the symbol of the cross has appeared in decorations derived as early as the ancient world. While different cultures modified the design to fit their individual needs, the cross shape nevertheless remained an unmistakable sign of good will.

Following the discovery of diamonds around the 1st millennium B.C., the gemstones became immediately revered and thus incorporated into the most elegant and expensive jewelry designs for the aristocratic classes. It was within these upper ranks that the diamond cross necklace became popular, as it reflected both ones status and ones beliefs. Just as past generations became enthralled with the sparkle of diamonds on such a significant symbol as the cross, so too do wearers today.


Quick Facts

  • Diamonds get their name from the Greek word “adamas,” which translates to “unconquerable,” a testament to the stone’s hardness
  • One of the most striking diamond crosses ever made was one included in a collection of cross charms created for the Duchess of Windsor by Cartier. Between 1934-1944, the Duchess had Cartier craft a total of nine crosses to commemorate significant life events, and she wore each attached to a diamond link bracelet strand. The Duchess’ cross bracelet sold at a Sotheby’s auction in 2010 for just over $930,000 (in today’s dollars)
  • Though diamonds are mined around the world, less than a quarter of them are considered gemstone quality

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18KYG 1CT DIAMOND CROSS NECKLACE
Apr 24, 10:00 AM EDT
18KYG 1CT DIAMOND CROSS NECKLACE
by Gallery 63
Est: $1,000- $1,500
$2505 Bids
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Diamond And 14g White Gold Cross Necklace
May 04, 10:00 AM CDT
Diamond And 14g White Gold Cross Necklace
by J. Garrett Auctioneers
Est: $4,000- $6,000
$1004 Bids
IBERIAN ANTIQUE 18K YELLOW GOLD AND DIAMOND CROSS PENDANT, CIRCA LATE 17TH/EARLY 18TH CENTURY
Apr 26, 10:00 AM EDT
IBERIAN ANTIQUE 18K YELLOW GOLD AND DIAMOND CROSS PENDANT, CIRCA LATE 17TH/EARLY 18TH CENTURY
by Potomack Company
Est: $3,000- $5,000
$1,5001 Bid
6.50ctw VS2-SI1/G-H Diamond and 14K 2.5" Cross Pendant
Apr 27, 7:00 AM PDT
6.50ctw VS2-SI1/G-H Diamond and 14K 2.5" Cross Pendant
by GWS Auctions
Est: $0- $0
$1,4001 Bid
14 kt gold brilliant-crosspendant
Apr 26, 12:00 PM CEST
14 kt gold brilliant-crosspendant
by Henry's Auktionshaus
Est: €890- €3,560
€8500 Bids
Kreuzanhänger mit Kette
May 03, 10:00 AM CEST
Kreuzanhänger mit Kette
by Dusseldorfer Auktionshaus
Est: €0- €0
€1000 Bids
A 9K YELLOW GOLD DIAMOND SET CROSS WITH HEART OVERLAY DESIGN. 0.10CTW. 1.3G.
Apr 23, 10:00 AM BST
A 9K YELLOW GOLD DIAMOND SET CROSS WITH HEART OVERLAY DESIGN. 0.10CTW. 1.3G.
by Cadmore Auctions
Est: £60- £90
£600 Bids
Kreuzanhänger von Cartier
May 03, 10:00 AM CEST
Kreuzanhänger von Cartier
by Dusseldorfer Auktionshaus
Est: €0- €0
€3,0000 Bids
Large 14K White Gold Diamond Mounted Cross Pendant, H.- 2 3/8 in., W.- 2 in., D.- 1/2 in., Total Wt.- 2.26 Troy Oz.
May 11, 10:00 AM CDT
Large 14K White Gold Diamond Mounted Cross Pendant, H.- 2 3/8 in., W.- 2 in., D.- 1/2 in., Total Wt.- 2.26 Troy Oz.
by Crescent City Auction Gallery
Est: $3,500- $4,500
$3,0000 Bids
14K White Gold 0.80 Ct. Curved Diamond Cross Necklace
Apr 25, 11:00 AM EDT
14K White Gold 0.80 Ct. Curved Diamond Cross Necklace
by Intervendue
Est: $1,000- $3,000
$5000 Bids
9K WHITE GOLD & DIAMOND CROSS
May 02, 10:00 AM IST
9K WHITE GOLD & DIAMOND CROSS
by Sheppards
Est: €500- €800
€3000 Bids
9K GOLD & DIAMOND CROSS
May 02, 10:00 AM IST
9K GOLD & DIAMOND CROSS
by Sheppards
Est: €2,000- €3,000
€1,2000 Bids
Gold cross diamond pendant 0.75 cts
Apr 25, 5:00 PM CEST
Gold cross diamond pendant 0.75 cts
by Duran Arte y Subastas
Est: €0- €0
€6000 Bids
Cross pendant with diamonds in both faces
Apr 25, 5:00 PM CEST
Cross pendant with diamonds in both faces
by Duran Arte y Subastas
Est: €0- €0
€1,2000 Bids
Gold cross diamond pendant
Apr 25, 5:00 PM CEST
Gold cross diamond pendant
by Duran Arte y Subastas
Est: €0- €0
€1,1000 Bids
DIAMANT-ANHÄNGER MIT KETTE: Tännler, Zürich.
May 01, 9:00 AM CEST
DIAMANT-ANHÄNGER MIT KETTE: Tännler, Zürich.
by Dobiaschofsky Auktionen AG
Est: CHF3,100- CHF4,700
CHF3,0000 Bids
1.56 Ctw SI2/I1 Diamond 14K Yellow Gold Cross Pendant N
Apr 24, 8:00 AM PDT
1.56 Ctw SI2/I1 Diamond 14K Yellow Gold Cross Pendant N
by Papps Family Liquidation.com
Est: $4,000- $4,400
$5000 Bids
Diamond Cross Pendant Necklace 14kt White Gold 1.00ctw
Apr 24, 8:00 AM PDT
Diamond Cross Pendant Necklace 14kt White Gold 1.00ctw
by Papps Family Liquidation.com
Est: $4,000- $5,200
$5000 Bids
0.18 Ctw SI2/I1 Diamond 14K Rose Gold Valentine's Day s
Apr 24, 8:00 AM PDT
0.18 Ctw SI2/I1 Diamond 14K Rose Gold Valentine's Day s
by Papps Family Liquidation.com
Est: $1,200- $1,600
$300 Bids
0.34 Ctw SI2/I1 Diamond 14K Rose Gold Valentine's Day s
Apr 23, 8:00 AM PDT
0.34 Ctw SI2/I1 Diamond 14K Rose Gold Valentine's Day s
by Papps Family Liquidation.com
Est: $1,650- $2,200
$300 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Diamond Cross Necklaces


Papps Family Liquidation.com

Papps Family Liquidation.com

Duran Arte y Subastas

Duran Arte y Subastas

Isbilya Subastas

Isbilya Subastas

Sheppards

Sheppards