Part of our new Jane Austen Collection, this cross is made exclusively for Winchester Cathedral and comes in a bespoke branded gift box.
Crosses were given to Jane Austen and her sister Cassandra by their brother Charles Austen. Charles was in the Royal Navy and was involved in the capture of a French ship. He brought his sisters topaz crosses with part of his prize money.
The original crosses, which are on exhibition at Chawton, inspired these bespoke designs.
This longer design cross was given to Cassandra while a shorter cross was given to Jane (please see ‘Jane’s Cross’)
They are handmade in Bali under Ethical Trading. Made from a polished silver gilt (gold plated silver), with citrine.
The new Jane Austen Collection also includes a Jane Austen Ring with reconstituted turquoise.