Only logged in customers who have purchased this product may leave a review.
18K Gold and Enamel Byzantine Ruby Cross
490,00€ – 1.070,00€416,50€ – 909,50€
Byzantine Cross embellished with enamel, with a rosette flower in the center which is decorated with ruby and granules of precious metal.
The back side of the cross has no decoration.
Handmade with great attention to detail. Inspired by Byzantine art.
Made in 18k gold.
Available in 4 enamel colors: Blue, Green, Red, Turquoise
Available in 3 sizes: Small, Medium, Large
The chain shown is our 14K Gold Rope Chain (not included).
Filigree is a delicate kind of jewellery metalwork, made with tiny beads or twisted threads, or both in combination, soldered together or to the surface of an object of the same metal and arranged in artistic motifs. The art of filigree dates back to ancient history. The first of the found jewelry in this technique has been found in Mesopotamia and dates to thousands of years BC. In the ancient world and particularly in Asia Minor, this art grew at the highest level.
Granulation (from Latin: granum = “grain”) is a jewellery technique whereby a surface of a jewel is covered with small spheres or granules of precious metal. The technique is thought to have its origins in Mesopotamia about 5,000 years ago.
The rosette (rose) is a timeless jewel, symbol, and amulet. The origin of the term is the Greek word for rose – rodon (ρόδον). Its use began in the Mycenaean era and continues as far as the 2nd millennia BC. The Mycenaean Rosette is a motif that was widespread throughout Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece and other ancient civilizations. It is inspired by a Mycenaean rosette bead, found at Mycenae, dated to 1400-1300 B.C. The rosette was used extensively in ancient Greek Mycenaean jewels, in architecture, pottery and in sculptures from 1500 BC. Mycenaean rosettes usually had 6 or 8 or 12 leaves, and sixteen leaves during the Macedonian Dynasty. Such details as the rodax shape and the number of leaves tend to vary with the era or beliefs. The rosettes were used to decorate the clothes, belts and wreaths of the Kings. The number of leaves had a symbolic character each time. The four elements of nature (wind, earth, fire, water), the seven wonders of the ancient world or the twelve gods of ancient Greeks and the world domination and radiance of the Kings of Macedonia. They were signs of beauty, purity, eugenics, worship and power. Rosette or Rodax was probably the most popular and favorite decorative element in Mycenaean era, classical antiquity and Byzantine times.
We ship worldwide by DHL Express and FedEx courier (International Priority service). For Greece, we ship by Courier Center courier.
SHIPPING TO GREECE
Shipping cost is 3€ for paid orders or 5€ for cash on delivery.
*Remote areas: shipping cost is 6€ or 8€ for cash on delivery
- For orders over 50€, we offer Free Shipping by Courier Center.
Transit Time by Courier Center
Greece: about 1 – 3 days
Delivery costs vary depending upon the destination.
The shipping cost of your order can be viewed after you place your item(s) in your shopping cart and after entering your billing details at the checkout page.
- For orders over 100€, we offer Free EU Shipping by DHL Express (International Priority service).
- For orders with delivery destination outside Europe, we offer Tax Reduction which is calculated at the checkout.
After your order has been shipped, you will get a shipping notification with the tracking number.
TRANSIT TIME BY DHL EXPRESS/ FEDEX
Europe Transit Time: about 1-3 working days
All other countries Transit Time: about 3-7 working days
You can track your parcel on the DHL (www.dhl.com) or FedEx site (www.fedex.com) using the tracking number provided.
*Duties and customs expenses will be the responsibility of the recipient.
**Deliveries in remote areas will be made through Hellenic post.
– Avoid contact with soaps, lotions, and perfumes. Take your jewelry off when washing hands, showering and putting on lotions, fragrances and makeup.
– Avoid wearing your jewelry while exercising.
– Make your jewelry the last item you put on when getting dressed.
– Avoid swimming in your jewelry.
Store your items in an airtight space, such as the jewelry box that comes with our products.
This will keep your jewelry away from humidity and other chemicals in the air.
The best way to clean your jewelry is with a soft cloth made of cotton or fine fibers. Make sure the cloth is dry and very gently scrub your jewelry. Avoid using chemical cleaners.