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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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A 9CT WHITE GOLD DIAMOND CRUCIFORM PENDANT ON A SILVER CHAIN
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A 9CT WHITE GOLD DIAMOND CRUCIFORM PENDANT ON A SILVER CHAIN
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18K White Gold Diamond Crucifix Pendant & Necklace
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18K White Gold Diamond Crucifix Pendant & Necklace
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Est: $100- $1,000
$2004 Bids
White Gold Diamond Cross Pendant
Feb 22, 10:00 AM EST
White Gold Diamond Cross Pendant
by Intervendue
Est: $2,000- $3,500
$8003 Bids
DIAMOND AND GOLD PENDANT NECKLACE
Feb 27, 6:00 PM PST
DIAMOND AND GOLD PENDANT NECKLACE
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Est: $200- $300
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18 kt gold brilliant-crosspendant
Mar 01, 12:00 PM CET
18 kt gold brilliant-crosspendant
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Est: €280- €1,120
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18 kt gold brilliant-crosspendant
Mar 01, 12:00 PM CET
18 kt gold brilliant-crosspendant
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Est: €290- €1,160
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Pasquale Bruni Diamond Cross Necklace
Feb 22, 10:00 AM EST
Pasquale Bruni Diamond Cross Necklace
by Intervendue
Est: $2,600- $4,000
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10k gold necklace with pendant
Mar 05, 6:00 PM CST
10k gold necklace with pendant
by Easterly Auction Company
Est: $90- $180
$450 Bids
10k gold pendant
Mar 05, 6:00 PM CST
10k gold pendant
by Easterly Auction Company
Est: $120- $240
$600 Bids
ANTIQUE PLATINUM CROSS PENDANT WITH DIAMONDS
Feb 21, 11:00 AM EST
ANTIQUE PLATINUM CROSS PENDANT WITH DIAMONDS
by WinBids Auctions
Est: $1,000- $1,500
$5000 Bids
PLATINUM CROSS PENDANT WITH DIAMONDS AND EMERALD
Feb 21, 11:00 AM EST
PLATINUM CROSS PENDANT WITH DIAMONDS AND EMERALD
by WinBids Auctions
Est: $1,400- $2,100
$7000 Bids
DIAMOND CROSS PENDANT, IN WHITE GOLD WITH CHAIN
Mar 06, 5:00 PM CET
DIAMOND CROSS PENDANT, IN WHITE GOLD WITH CHAIN
by Ansorena
Est: €600- €800
€4000 Bids
Gold cross pendant with diamonds 0.16 cts
Feb 22, 5:00 PM CET
Gold cross pendant with diamonds 0.16 cts
by Duran Arte y Subastas
Est: €0- €0
€2500 Bids
Diamond cross pendant with chain
Feb 22, 5:00 PM CET
Diamond cross pendant with chain
by Duran Arte y Subastas
Est: €0- €0
€4500 Bids
Cross pendant with chains
Feb 22, 5:00 PM CET
Cross pendant with chains
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Est: €0- €0
€7500 Bids
Old cross diamond pendant
Feb 22, 5:00 PM CET
Old cross diamond pendant
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Est: €0- €0
€1400 Bids
Vintage 14kt Diamond Cross Pendant, Signed, 1960's
Mar 03, 5:00 PM EST
Vintage 14kt Diamond Cross Pendant, Signed, 1960's
by Maria's Vintage & Estate Treasures
Est: $80- $100
$600 Bids
2.65 Ctw SI2/I1 Diamond 14K White Gold Cross Pendant Ne
Feb 20, 8:00 AM PST
2.65 Ctw SI2/I1 Diamond 14K White Gold Cross Pendant Ne
by Papps Family Liquidation.com
Est: $6,000- $6,600
$5000 Bids
Blue sapphire and diamond cross pendant
Feb 22, 5:00 PM CET
Blue sapphire and diamond cross pendant
by Duran Arte y Subastas
Est: €0- €0
€1900 Bids
CROSS PENDANT WITH SYNTHETIC DIAMONDS AND RUBIES, IN YELLOW GOLD
Mar 06, 5:00 PM CET
CROSS PENDANT WITH SYNTHETIC DIAMONDS AND RUBIES, IN YELLOW GOLD
by Ansorena
Est: €630- €840
€4200 Bids
ANTIQUE 18K GOLD CROSS PENDANT WITH DIAMONDS
Feb 21, 11:00 AM EST
ANTIQUE 18K GOLD CROSS PENDANT WITH DIAMONDS
by WinBids Auctions
Est: $900- $1,300
$4250 Bids
14 kt bi-color gouden kruishanger bezet met diaman…
Feb 28, 7:00 PM CET
14 kt bi-color gouden kruishanger bezet met diaman…
by Veilinghuis Van Spengen
Est: €300- €400
€1500 Bids
10k gold necklace with pendant
Mar 12, 6:00 PM CDT
10k gold necklace with pendant
by Easterly Auction Company
Est: $100- $200
$500 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Diamond Cross Necklaces


Hilda's Auction House

Hilda's Auction House

Papps Family Liquidation.com

Papps Family Liquidation.com

Duran Arte y Subastas

Duran Arte y Subastas

Easterly Auction Company

Easterly Auction Company