An early 20th century gem-set cross pendant The fleureé cross with blue enamel ground and central bouton pearl, set to the cardinal points with an emerald, ruby, sapphire and pale blue paste, with beaded border and carved foliate reverse, suspended from an associated impressed triple-link chain, length of pendant 4.5cm., length of chain 60.0cm.
"Imagine that the world is made out of love- now imagine it isn't. Imagine where everything goes wrong, where everyone has their backs against the wall, where everyone is in pain, where everyone acts selfishly, because if they don't, they will die. Imagine a story, not of good against evil, but of need, against need, against need, where everyone is at cross purposes." ||| Pandora Hearts [Richard Siken]