Antique Gold Cross Cannatille Necklace in 18k yellow gold with genuine ruby


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Beautiful antique Cannatille 18k yellow gold cross pendant necklace weighing 7.1 grams with a 1/3 ct genuine hand transitional cut round ruby (4.1mm diameter).

Cannatille work is a close relative of filigree, it features fine gold wires or thinly hammered sheets, utilizing twisted strands of gold wire wound into elaborate designs. Jewelry with cannetille was very popular in the 1820’s and 1830’s, with motifs including tendrils, scrolls, coils, beehives and spider web rosettes.

This necklace is stamped on the pendant and the chain as 18k gold. Chain is 19 inches long.
Cross measures 1 1/2 by 1 1/8th inches.

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