He is risen! Empty cross pendants are excellent ways to remember not only the fact that Jesus is no longer dead, but also the life-changing significance of the resurrection. The Apostle Luke recounts the morning of the first Easter:
On the first day of the week, very early in the morning, the women took the spices they had prepared and went to the tomb. They found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they entered, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. While they were wondering about this, suddenly two men in clothes that gleamed like lightning stood beside them. In their fright the women bowed down with their faces to the ground, but the men said to them, “Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here; he has risen! Remember how he told you, while he was still with you in Galilee: ‘The Son of Man must be delivered over to the hands of sinners, be crucified and on the third day be raised again.’ ” Then they remembered his words. (Luke 24:1-8)
The Diamond Solitaire Cross Pendant in 14K White Gold is a lovely way to celebrate the life you’ve been given because Christ is risen. A single diamond glitters from the center of this feminine style; curving toward this stone are two beams of gleaming white gold that form a simple contemporary cross. This gleaming design is an excellent reminder of the grace of God.
The Men’s 14K Gold Polished Cross Pendant stands out for its high quality and the strength it displays in its simplicity. Unlike many other similarly styled crosses, this pendant isn’t hollow or merely gold plated: it’s crafted from solid 14K yellow gold. This timeless design has a highly polished finish that draws eyes to its uncomplicated but powerful message. At 1 ¼ inches high, it’s wearable any day. If you prefer, similar plain cross pendants are available in 14K white gold and in smaller versions designed for women.
The Cross of Nails Pendant in 14K Gold uses a symbol often associated with Good Friday to celebrate what happened on that first Easter Sunday. This warmly gleaming cross is formed from three nails, making it a declaration that death could not hold Christ in its grip.
Silver crosses are budget-friendly options that are available in a wide range of styles. For example, the Celtic Cross Pendant in .925 Sterling Silver displays a time-honored motif, depicting an Irish-inspired cross with the perfect pairing of a crosshatch texture and polished edges.
Or, try the Antiqued Scroll Cross Pendant in .925 Sterling Silver, which gives a distinctly feminine look to the empty cross. This 1 ½ inch-high cross is filled with a lively paisley motif; this open design has a vintage yet modern look, and every detail is accentuated with a dark antiqued finish. This detailed style hangs from a simple shining bale that keeps all eyes on the movement of its dancing curlicues. It’s an excellent pick when you’re looking to celebrate that the message of the cross fills you with life.
If you’re looking for a piece that symbolizes the strength of the message of the resurrection in your own life, explore Apples of Gold’s collection of titanium crosses. Made from a metal that’s known for its fortitude, these pendants are fitting ways to proclaim that you’ve been changed by the power of the cross. For example, the Men’s Titanium Cross Pendant showcases the sleek strength of titanium in a chiseled cross that’s decidedly masculine. Pairing a brushed surface with polished beveled edges, this 1 ½-inch high cross is casual yet classy.
The Black Carbon Fiber and Titanium Cross Necklace adds a touch of contrasting carbon to titanium’s cool shine. This contemporary pendant is outlined in gleaming titanium and filled with carbon fiber that creates a classy grid-like design, a look that stands out for all the right reasons. This modern interpretation of a timeless symbol of faith hangs on a simple polished bale from a 22-inch ball chain, and fastens in a flash thanks to a lobster claw clasp.
Stainless steel crosses
Stainless Steel Crosses are also great options when you’re looking for a piece with strength, and the high shine to which these pendants can be polished helps their cool styles catch the eye. For example, the Hammered Stainless Steel Cross Necklace showcases this metal in a 1 ¼-inch high simply-styled cross with an evenly pounded texture, a symbol that the message of the cross is able to weather any challenge without faltering. A 20 inch 2mm curb chain is included.
Or try a trendy sideways cross in this cool, strong metal. The Stainless Steel Budded Sideways Cross Necklace can be worn with the cross in the center (so that it’s on its side) or with the cross off to the side (so that’s it’s right side up); either way, it’s a shining symbol of the real meaning of Easter: Jesus is no longer on the cross!
No matter which metal you favor, empty cross pendants like these are ideal ways to remind yourself—and all who see—of the message of the resurrection, not only on Easter, but all year round. He is risen indeed!