Maltese cross jewelry pieces were made popular by Lady (Emma) Hamilton, Lord Nelson's mistress, who collected food and money for the Maltese when they were being invaded by France at the end of the 18th Century. It started out as a wearable medal for good deeds/work but soon became a very popular piece of jewelry for English women everywhere. No questions asked, this gorgeous ring will be a mainstay in any collection.
A gorgeous vintage “Victorian Style” ring with wonderful shape, lovely shoulders, and fine princess gallery.
Materials & Features: 9k gold, peridot, pearl, diamonds
Age/Origin: Vintage, c. 1960
Measurements: 4.4 grams, Size 8
Condition: Excellent condition. Minor associated age wear.
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