RARE CAMROSE and KROSS JACQUELINE JACKIE KENNEDY CITRINE SAVOY CROSS
NEW in Original Blue Velvet Steel BOX with Certificate of Authenticity and Romance Card - $149.00
Given to Jackie by President Antonio Segne from the Italian People with love and devotion. It was presented to JFK after the Pope blessed it at Mass in Saint Peters in Rome. John traveled to Italy after visiting Germany and giving his "Ich Bin Ein Berliner" speech. Jackie was pregnant with Patrick and had stayed home.
The cross was made in the late 1700's in Europe. In 1831 it was the property of Princess Savoya, Maria Anna Carolina. It was left in Italy when she traveled to Austria to marry Ferdinand 1st who was the Emperor of Austria. She left it to a friend and it came down through that family to be given to Jackie.
It has Old World diamonds, is made of gold, the karat weight is unknown. The design incorporates the caduceus and a center bezel set faceted simulated citrine. The caduceus is known in the medical industry and was mentioned in Exodus the Bible. God told Moses to put two bronze snakes on his staff. This would protect his people from the plagues as he led them from Egypt. It is also the symbol used by Mercury, the winged messenger also known as Hermes. The back is richly carved.
The 24k gold plated cross pendant is bezel-set with a citrine-coloured Swarovski crystal at the centre and clear Swarovski crystals on the points of the cross. The cross has a Celtic style design and is suspended from a decorative bail with more Swarovski crystal detailing.
• 24k Gold plated Pendant and Rope Chain
• Clear and Coloured Swarovski crystals in assorted sizes
• Pendant drop measures 2 1/2" long x 1 3/8" wide
• Rope Chain measures 18" long with 3" extender & lobster claw clasp
• Nickel free, lead free, cadmium free
For over a ten-year period, Camrose and Kross painstakingly created replicas of many of Former First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy's personal pieces of jewelry. However, these pieces are no longer manufactured and the molds have been destroyed. Pieces from The Jacqueline Kennedy Collection are becoming more and more scarce and, therefore, HIGHLY COLLECTIBLE. The replicas are all identified by a "JBK" signature stamp which stands for Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy.
From the Jacqueline Kennedy Jewelry Collection. Made in 2014 and currently RETIRED.
Information supplied by Camrose and Kross.
**NOTE: The original velvet steel box is made of the same materials, size and weight as the box that Jacqueline kept the original jewelry in.
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