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Vintage carved mother of pearl cross pendant on a sterling silver chain. It is carved out of a single piece of mother of pearl and has ‘Jeruselum’ carved into the back. It has a sterling silver chain with a booker ring fastener.

'Mother of Pearl & The Holy Land’

Mother of pearl is globally known as a very distinguished material. It is brought from the inside layer of some shells and it is a beautiful hard silvery substance. Mother of Pearl was introduced in Bethlehem by the Franciscan monks, and since then it has been involved in the artisans work as a symbol of good luck and prosperity. Mother of pearl has maintained its authenticity since the 15th century and the artisans in the Holy Land try to mix the mother of pearl with local products as a way of expressing its high value for Bethlehem.

Excellent condition. No marks, splits, cracks or repairs etc.

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A beautiful example of an artisan made Mother of Pearl Cross.

Materials: Mother of Pearl and Silver

- Pendant: 3cm length x 2cm width

- Length of chain: 25cm
Era: Vintage (denotes anywhere from 30 to a 100 years old)

Stamps: ‘Jerusalem’ to reverse side

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Vintage carved mother of pearl holy cross pendant.