It’s Good Friday, and no day is better than today for crucifix jewelry. These pieces depict the greatest demonstration of love in all of history: Christ’s ultimate sacrifice on the cross so that we could be right with God. Author and pastor John Piper put it this way: “The highest act of love is the giving of the best gift, and, if necessary, at the greatest cost, to the least deserving. That’s what God did. At the loss of His Son’s life to the totally undeserving, God gave the best gift—the display of the glory of Christ who is the image of God.”
Apples of Gold’s collection of gold crucifixes contains a range of styles, from traditional to contemporary. The Gold Crucifix Pendant in 14K Gold is a perfect example of the classic end of the style spectrum, as a figure of the suffering Christ is placed upon a simple cross with rounded beams. At 2 1/4″ high including the hoop from which it hangs, it’s a bold statement that lets all who see know that you’re grateful that Christ died for you.
The 14K White Gold Crucifixion Pendant keeps the focus strictly on the Savior. Forgoing a cross, it depicts only Christ, making it a straightforward statement of faith. This timeless style shines in polished 14K white gold and hangs from the chain of your choice from two hoops behind the arms.
If you’d prefer a more contemporary take on this emblem of faith, don’t miss the Modern Crucifix Pendant in 14K Two-Tone Gold. This pendant not only displays an eye-catching example of updated style; it also demonstrates how the use of two contrasting metals can draw extra attention to both a piece and the meaning behind it. A stylized figure of Christ in shining 14K white gold is placed on a single beam of 14K yellow gold, a combination that helps this three-dimensional design really pop. This modern design is the perfect way to commemorate the fact the Jesus’ sacrifice two millennia ago is immensely relevant in the present.
If you’re on a budget, consider one of Apples of Gold’s silver crucifix pendants such as the Antiqued Celtic Heart Knot Crucifix Necklace in Sterling Silver. This unique pendant pairs a crucifix with the centuries-old Celtic cross, and an antiqued finish allows every detail to stand out.
Crucifixes aren’t only for pendants, and crucifix earrings provide fresh ways to wear the symbol of the ultimate act of love. For instance, each of the 14K Two-Tone Gold Crucifix Earrings place a white gold figure of Christ on simple yellow cross that hangs freely below the ear. Fishhook posts allow this pair to slip on with ease.
Crucifix rings provide more unique ways to wear the crucifix. For example, the 14K Gold Tri-Color Crucifix Ring allows you to keep a bold emblem of faith close at hand. This piece instantly catches the eye thanks to the contrast that’s created between the three colors of gold that comprise it. A warm yellow gold band provides the foundation for this ring and forms the cross upon which a rose gold figure of Christ rests. White gold accents provide the perfect finishing touch.
Crucifix rings aren’t just for ladies of faith, a fact demonstrated by styles like the Men’s Crucifix Ring in 14K Two-Tone Gold. This bold ring measures over a half inch at its widest point and sends a message of faith through the white gold rendering of Christ that stands out against a yellow gold backdrop.
The message of Good Friday is worth remembering every day! Why not remind yourself of Christ’s sacrifice with a piece of crucifix jewelry?