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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14K YELLOW GOLD TANZANITE, PINK TOURMALINE, & DIAMOND CROSS
Oct 17, 11:00 AM EDT
14K YELLOW GOLD TANZANITE, PINK TOURMALINE, & DIAMOND CROSS
by Confiscated Assets Auctioneers
Est: $1,500- $1,800
$903 Bids
14K Rose Gold and 1.05ct Diamond Pendant
Oct 17, 5:00 AM PDT
14K Rose Gold and 1.05ct Diamond Pendant
by Riverside Galleries, Inc
Est: $2,558- $3,898
$1502 Bids
Order of Military Merit of Oman, Grand Cross
Oct 25, 3:00 PM CEST
Order of Military Merit of Oman, Grand Cross
by Bertolami Fine Art
Est: €7,000- €9,000
€1,8001 Bid
GERMAN WWII THIRD REICH IRON CROSS DECORATION
Oct 21, 9:00 AM EDT
GERMAN WWII THIRD REICH IRON CROSS DECORATION
by Affiliated Auctions & Realty LLC
Est: $40- $80
$101 Bid
14K Yellow Gold and 1.05ct Diamond Pendant
Oct 17, 5:00 AM PDT
14K Yellow Gold and 1.05ct Diamond Pendant
by Riverside Galleries, Inc
Est: $2,258- $4,587
$501 Bid
Vintage 14kt Cross & Dove Diamond Cut Necklace, 16", Signed
Oct 17, 2:00 PM EDT
Vintage 14kt Cross & Dove Diamond Cut Necklace, 16", Signed
by Maria's Vintage & Estate Treasures
Est: $250- $300
$2161 Bid
18K White Gold Setting with 2.00ct Diamond Pendant
Oct 18, 5:00 AM PDT
18K White Gold Setting with 2.00ct Diamond Pendant
by Riverside Galleries, Inc
Est: $6,251- $8,254
$501 Bid
WWII GERMAN THIRD REICH IRON CROSS SPANGE W RIBBON
Oct 28, 9:00 AM EDT
WWII GERMAN THIRD REICH IRON CROSS SPANGE W RIBBON
by Affiliated Auctions & Realty LLC
Est: $70- $150
$200 Bids
Silver and gold cross set with 49 diamonds and 24 sapphires, with silver thread
Oct 25, 7:00 PM WEST
Silver and gold cross set with 49 diamonds and 24 sapphires, with silver thread
by Leiloeira Santo Eloy
Est: €500- €700
€5000 Bids
Ben Richmond "Winter Crossing" Signed Lithograph
Oct 23, 11:00 AM EDT
Ben Richmond "Winter Crossing" Signed Lithograph
by Dana J. Tharp Auctions
Est: $100- $150
$300 Bids
Natural 0.98 CTW Diamond Pendant 14K White Gold
Oct 17, 7:00 AM PDT
Natural 0.98 CTW Diamond Pendant 14K White Gold
by Estate Jewelry Auctioneers
Est: $1,660- $2,500
$10 Bids
Natural 0.24 CTW Diamond Pendant 14K Rose Gold
Oct 17, 7:00 AM PDT
Natural 0.24 CTW Diamond Pendant 14K Rose Gold
by Estate Jewelry Auctioneers
Est: $440- $600
$10 Bids
Natural 0.99 CTW Diamond Pendant 14K White Gold
Oct 17, 7:00 AM PDT
Natural 0.99 CTW Diamond Pendant 14K White Gold
by Estate Jewelry Auctioneers
Est: $3,270- $4,900
$10 Bids
Natural 1.48 CTW Diamond Pendant 18K White Gold
Oct 17, 7:00 AM PDT
Natural 1.48 CTW Diamond Pendant 18K White Gold
by Estate Jewelry Auctioneers
Est: $7,090- $10,600
$10 Bids
Natural 0.5 CTW Diamond Pendant 18K Rose Gold
Oct 17, 7:00 AM PDT
Natural 0.5 CTW Diamond Pendant 18K Rose Gold
by Estate Jewelry Auctioneers
Est: $1,150- $1,700
$10 Bids
Natural 0.24 CTW Diamond Pendant 18K Yellow Gold
Oct 17, 7:00 AM PDT
Natural 0.24 CTW Diamond Pendant 18K Yellow Gold
by Estate Jewelry Auctioneers
Est: $440- $700
$10 Bids
Natural 0.75 CTW Diamond Pendant 18K White Gold
Oct 17, 7:00 AM PDT
Natural 0.75 CTW Diamond Pendant 18K White Gold
by Estate Jewelry Auctioneers
Est: $2,320- $3,500
$10 Bids
Natural 0.28 CTW Diamond Pendant 14K White Gold
Oct 17, 7:00 AM PDT
Natural 0.28 CTW Diamond Pendant 14K White Gold
by Estate Jewelry Auctioneers
Est: $550- $800
$10 Bids
Natural 0.5 CTW Diamond Pendant 14K Rose Gold
Oct 17, 7:00 AM PDT
Natural 0.5 CTW Diamond Pendant 14K Rose Gold
by Estate Jewelry Auctioneers
Est: $790- $1,200
$10 Bids
Natural 0.64 CTW Diamond Pendant 14K White Gold
Oct 17, 7:00 AM PDT
Natural 0.64 CTW Diamond Pendant 14K White Gold
by Estate Jewelry Auctioneers
Est: $2,380- $3,600
$10 Bids
Natural 0.36 CTW Diamond Pendant 18K Yellow Gold
Oct 17, 7:00 AM PDT
Natural 0.36 CTW Diamond Pendant 18K Yellow Gold
by Estate Jewelry Auctioneers
Est: $750- $1,100
$10 Bids
Natural 0.98 CTW Diamond Pendant 14K White Gold
Oct 17, 7:00 AM PDT
Natural 0.98 CTW Diamond Pendant 14K White Gold
by Estate Jewelry Auctioneers
Est: $2,820- $4,200
$10 Bids
Natural 0.24 CTW Diamond Pendant 14K Yellow Gold
Oct 17, 7:00 AM PDT
Natural 0.24 CTW Diamond Pendant 14K Yellow Gold
by Estate Jewelry Auctioneers
Est: $410- $600
$10 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Diamond Cross Necklaces


Estate Jewelry Auctioneers

Estate Jewelry Auctioneers

Papps Family Liquidation.com

Papps Family Liquidation.com

Riverside Galleries, Inc

Riverside Galleries, Inc

Historia Auktionshaus

Historia Auktionshaus