Pawn Jewelry Boca Raton
When we buy jewelry, one of the most important information is who is selling the pieces. Buying designer jewelry for example, is always exciting since you know you are getting exclusive pieces made by some of the most important designers in the world. Pawn jewelry Boca Raton
How about if you could own pieces of jewelry that were own by a pope? Well, a antique jewelry dealer is selling a couple pieces of jewelry that were owned by Pope Paul VI. The pieces were presented to the Pope early in his reign and its being sold by by New Orleans-based M.S. Rau Antiques for over $1.5 million.
The first piece is a 18-karat yellow gold with a number of large diamonds weighing more than 60 carats total. Smaller white diamonds, ranging in weight from 8.66 carats to 3 carats, also appear on the front of the cross and are nestled between scrolls and leaves filled with Colombian emeralds. The cross measures 7″ long and is features the stamp of “Cassio,” referring to Cassio Studios, one of the artisan ateliers that the Vatican used.
The second piece is a a platinum ring with an approximately 13.5-carat center diamond surrounded by a halo of 14 white diamonds, with additional diamonds and red rubies along the shank. The ring is engraved with the Christian Chi Rho symbol, which indicates that it’s a piece from the early 1900’s.
The seller expects to sell the cross for $1.25 million, while the ring is priced at $650,000.
1 – Pope Paul’s diamond cross. $1.25 million
2 – Pope Paul’s ring, $650,000