This lovely came to join the collection this week. It came from France but its a Croix a la Jeanette from Flanders (ok technically we were part of France till 1830, there is even still a French Flanders in France now, bur lets not dive into that). Its 19th century, silver with gold detail, no marks. The small senailles (roughly cut diamond chips) are set in a collet setting with a silver foil behind them. All foliage and leaves decorations were hand cut out of a silver sheet. There are three parts that can move independently from each other, but you can also find them with more parts or less parts. The parts also often got separated over the years and you can find them nowadays as single piece brooches or pendants. I have heard other names for them, but here in Flanders we have called them Croix a la Jeanette since at least the first part of the 20th century but probably since their origins. Originally it would have had two loops at the back to put a lace or chain trough, but this one was converted into a brooch at some point. So till I get a brooch converter or have it changed, I used Kyratango s previous advice to slide a small chain through it and wear it like that. In the last picture you can see my other Croix a la Jeanette's. My favorite jewelry is always my latest acquisition. So, what do you think of them/it?