Precious Cross. Gold, silver and diamonds

Precious Cross. Gold, silver and diamonds

Precious Cross. Gold, silver and diamonds As part of the 100th anniversary of the apparitions, the Leitão house created the “Precious Cross” in gold, silver and diamonds, inspired by the Precious Crown from the image of Our Lady of Fátima of the Chapel of the Apparitions. The cross, of modern design, has been worked in three dimensions using soft, flowing lines. In the centre, recessed on the inside, is an embossed golden sculpture of the Precious Crown, surrounded by the light of 13 diamonds. The Precious Crown In 1941, when Portugal was a neutral country, a group of Portuguese gave rise to an initiative which culminated in a national movement to manufacture a queen’s crown dedicated to Our Lady of Fátima. Jewellery, and nothing else, was requested to complete the crown directly with each person’s donations. In 1942, using just the generously gifted gold, silver and precious stones, the Leitão house created and manufactured the Crown of Our Lady of Fátima at no charge, now the most noteworthy piece of Portuguese jewellery of the 20th century. The crowns of Our Lady of Fátima are queen crowns. They have eight half-arches rising from the base of the crown and coming together in an orb topped by a cross. Historically, kings and queens were chosen by divine will, symbolized in the coronation by the heraldry of the crown. Technical specifications: Precious Cross Weight in silver 925/1000 6,85g* Weight in gold 800/1000 0,5g* VS, G-H diamonds with a weight of 0.10 ct* 13 ea. Dimensions Cross: 26 x 36 mm * Necklace: 40 cm * *Approximate weight and...
Cross of the Rosary of Light. Gold and silver

Cross of the Rosary of Light. Gold and silver

Cross of the Rosary of Light. Gold and silver Marking the celebration of the 25-year Pontificate of His Holiness Pope John Paul II and the closing of the Year of the Rosary, the Leitão house was invited to create a rosary dedicated to the recently introduced luminous mysteries. Inspired by this rosary, the Cross of the Rosary of Light, just like the original, is made of gold and silver. The golden crown of thorns is different from the one on the Rosary of Light: it has been redesigned so that the cross can be worn as a personal adornment. Technical specifications: Cross of the Rosary of Light Weight in silver 925/1000 10g* Weight in gold 800/1000 1,2g* Dimensions Cross: 26 x 38 mm * *Approximate weight and...