For your consideration is an exceedingly rare and historically important c. 1899 Antique Victorian Spanish Royal solid 18K Gold / Diamond / Ruby / enamel Order of the Red Cross.Featuring Grand Cross and eight pointed Breast Star. Weight is 7.05 gram. Diameter is 22.0 mm. This is an original miniature royal Spanish gemset breast star brooch / pin for the Order Of The Red Cross, 1st Class Star Of Honour And Merit. Tcw of natural rose / old mine diamonds is 0.25.
Tcw of natural Burmese rubies is 0.25. An 8 pointed 18K gold star, with gold centre star and gold / red enamel crown, with white, blue, and red enameling, hand etched silver centre, crown affixed to star by single prong, reverse with pin assembly and two stays, measuring 22 mm (w) x 22 mm (h), extremely fine.
The Decoration for Services to the Red Cross (Ehrenzeichen für Verdienste um das Rote Kreuz) was an Austro-Hungarian award instituted on 17 August 1914 by Emperor Franz Josef I to mark the 50th anniversary of the Geneva Convention. It was intended to honour individuals who had worked in the voluntary emergency services of the Red Cross, either in peacetime or in war. The order consists of four classes, as well as an associated medal in two classes. 2nd: Merit Cross, 1st class.4th: Merit Cross, 2nd class. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Indian Wars (1866-97)\Original Period Items".
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