Maria Jewelry Blog
Dec 30, 2017
I have always liked crosses, whether they are mounted on a wall plaque, as a piece of jewelry such as a necklace, brooch or as a pendant. They go way back to the time of Jesus Christ, as we all know. Viewed as the sacrifice made by Jesus on the cross.
Originally, the cross was shaped like the letter T surmounted by an oval or circle and sometimes with a simple or filigree design. The cross with a circle or loop was adopted by the Egyptian Christians as the symbol of “life.” This cross was also called a ‘Crux Ansata’, meaning “cross with a handle.” The Egyptian gods are often portrayed carrying the cross by its loop or bearing one in each hand, arms crossed over their chest.
The cross was used as a symbol of Christianity and holiness by the Templars and the Crusaders. It was also used as an ornament among the Syrians, Greeks, Europeans, and others. Obviously, a symbolic object attractive to anyone! The two most common forms of crosses present in the Christian religion are the Greek cross and the Latin cross.
Crosses are also extremely popular their deep, personal, historical and cultural significance. They are elegant to wear on as a tattoo, sweater, on a chain, a choker rope, as a pin, as a brooch, key chain or as a charm.
A cross is the piece of Christian history, a symbol of integrity and sacrifice. Any person that receives a piece of cross jewelry as a gift will be delighted. Be a collector of beauty and uniqueness.! Own a cross today.