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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

Recommended Items at Auction

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14k Gold And Diamond Cross Pendant Necklace
Sep 29, 10:00 AM EDT
14k Gold And Diamond Cross Pendant Necklace
by Berner's Auction Gallery
Est: $10- $1,000
$558 Bids
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Schlangenkette mit Kreuzanhänger
Oct 01, 11:00 AM CEST
Schlangenkette mit Kreuzanhänger
by Auktionshaus Eppli
Est: €0- €0
€1,0001 Bid
14KT GOLD DIAMOND CROSS PENDANT
Oct 16, 3:00 PM PDT
14KT GOLD DIAMOND CROSS PENDANT
by Midnight Sun Antique Auction
Est: $200- $300
$1001 Bid
Georgian Belgian 14K. yellow gold cross-shaped pendant 'a la Jeannette' set with rose-cut diamonds.
Oct 12, 10:00 AM CEST
Georgian Belgian 14K. yellow gold cross-shaped pendant 'a la Jeannette' set with rose-cut diamonds.
by Veilinghuis de Ruiter
Est: €300- €400
€2401 Bid
14K Gold, Diamond & Sapphire Custom Cross
Oct 12, 5:00 PM EDT
14K Gold, Diamond & Sapphire Custom Cross
by Abington Auction Gallery
Est: $500- $600
$2501 Bid
Antique sterling silver cross-shaped pendant set with rose cut diamonds.
Oct 12, 10:00 AM CEST
Antique sterling silver cross-shaped pendant set with rose cut diamonds.
by Veilinghuis de Ruiter
Est: €60- €80
€301 Bid
18 kt gold brilliant-crosspendant
Sep 30, 12:00 PM CEST
18 kt gold brilliant-crosspendant
by Henry's Auktionshaus
Est: €290- €1,100
€2800 Bids
18 kt white gold solitaire ring.
Sep 29, 5:00 PM CEST
18 kt white gold solitaire ring.
by Ansorena
Est: €1,200- €1,600
€8000 Bids
18 kt yellow gold half alliance ring.
Sep 29, 5:00 PM CEST
18 kt yellow gold half alliance ring.
by Ansorena
Est: €1,125- €1,500
€7500 Bids
Long earrings, 1960s, platinum.
Sep 29, 5:00 PM CEST
Long earrings, 1960s, platinum.
by Ansorena
Est: €1,350- €1,800
€9000 Bids
White gold necklace with double track cross
Oct 08, 4:00 PM CEST
White gold necklace with double track cross
by ArtLaRosa
Est: €0- €0
€6000 Bids
0.70 CTW Natural Diamond Pendant In 14k Solid Rose Gold
Sep 29, 12:00 AM PDT
0.70 CTW Natural Diamond Pendant In 14k Solid Rose Gold
by Estate Jewelry Auctioneers
Est: $1,950- $2,900
$10 Bids
0.18 CTW Diamond 18K Yellow Gold Cross Medallion Pendant Necklace
Sep 30, 12:00 AM PDT
0.18 CTW Diamond 18K Yellow Gold Cross Medallion Pendant Necklace
by Estate Jewelry Auctioneers
Est: $1,170- $1,800
$10 Bids
0.15 CTW Diamond 14K Rose Gold Cross Bar Necklace
Sep 30, 12:00 AM PDT
0.15 CTW Diamond 14K Rose Gold Cross Bar Necklace
by Estate Jewelry Auctioneers
Est: $870- $1,300
$10 Bids
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Kette und Anhänger "Kreuz" mit Brillanten
Oct 01, 11:00 AM CEST
Kette und Anhänger "Kreuz" mit Brillanten
by Auktionshaus Eppli
Est: €0- €0
€8500 Bids
diamond pendant necklace
Oct 14, 2:30 PM CEST
diamond pendant necklace
by Aste Bolaffi
Est: €0- €0
€7000 Bids
An Art Nouveau cross pendant decorated with diamonds - USA, circa 1895 - 1905
Sep 28, 2:00 PM CEST
An Art Nouveau cross pendant decorated with diamonds - USA, circa 1895 - 1905
by Neumeister
Est: €3,000- €4,000
€2,8000 Bids
A classic cross pendant decorated with old-cut diamonds - 1930s - 1940s
Sep 28, 2:00 PM CEST
A classic cross pendant decorated with old-cut diamonds - 1930s - 1940s
by Neumeister
Est: €1,200- €1,500
€1,1000 Bids
Sterling silver / 14K. rose gold cross-shaped pendant set with rose cut diamonds.
Oct 14, 10:00 AM CEST
Sterling silver / 14K. rose gold cross-shaped pendant set with rose cut diamonds.
by Veilinghuis de Ruiter
Est: €250- €350
€1500 Bids
0.65 Ctw i2/i3 Treated Fancy Yellow And White Dimaond 1
Sep 29, 12:00 AM PDT
0.65 Ctw i2/i3 Treated Fancy Yellow And White Dimaond 1
by Papps Family Liquidation.com
Est: $4,000- $5,250
$300 Bids
Prong-Set Diamond Cross Pendant Necklace 14k Yellow Gol
Sep 29, 12:00 AM PDT
Prong-Set Diamond Cross Pendant Necklace 14k Yellow Gol
by Papps Family Liquidation.com
Est: $2,450- $5,740
$5000 Bids
18K. White gold cross-shaped pendant set with approx. 0.55 ct. diamond.
Oct 12, 10:00 AM CEST
18K. White gold cross-shaped pendant set with approx. 0.55 ct. diamond.
by Veilinghuis de Ruiter
Est: €500- €550
€3400 Bids
Swirl Diamond Cross Pendant Necklace in 14k Yellow Gold
Sep 29, 12:00 AM PDT
Swirl Diamond Cross Pendant Necklace in 14k Yellow Gold
by Papps Family Liquidation.com
Est: $1,900- $2,500
$3000 Bids
1930’s Platinum & Gold Diamond Cross Pendant 
Oct 06, 2:00 PM EDT
1930’s Platinum & Gold Diamond Cross Pendant 
by Intervendue
Est: $6,000- $8,000
$1,8000 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Diamond Cross Necklaces


Estate Jewelry Auctioneers

Estate Jewelry Auctioneers

Papps Family Liquidation.com

Papps Family Liquidation.com

Veilinghuis de Ruiter

Veilinghuis de Ruiter

Henry's Auktionshaus

Henry's Auktionshaus