An antique diamond pendant-brooch and chain, circa 1880

designed as a Maltese cross, set throughout with old European, old mine and rose-cut diamonds; suspended from an old European-cut diamond link chain (chain of slightly later date); estimated total diamond weight: 4.50 carats; pendant mounted in silver-topped fourteen karat white gold; chain mounted in platinum; length: 14 3/4in. Sold for $9,000

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