As Valentine’s Day approaches, we hear a lot about love. Romance is in the air and conversation hearts fly off of store shelves. But, what about the greatest love of all—the love that was shown on the cross? Cross pendants with meaningful touches provide heartfelt ways to remember this love, the greatest gift that was even given.
It’s because of the greatest of all gifts that we can receive a clean slate, no matter what lies in the past. This great act of love also enables us to love one another, and the ability to forgive is one of the most remarkable qualities of true love. The apostle Peter wrote about the power of love in allowing us to see past the faults of others: “And above all things have fervent love for one another, for ‘love will cover a multitude of sins.’” Peter was actually quoting the words of King Solomon, the wisest man who ever lived, as recorded in the book of Proverbs: “Hatred stirs up strife, But love covers all sins.”
True love provides the ability to see past one another’s shortcomings, and to forgive as we’ve been forgiven. However, sometimes we need a little reminder of this, and a piece of meaningful jewelry can readily serve this purpose. Apples of Gold’s collection of women’s crosses provides many beautiful symbols of the greatest act of love of all time—and of the way we are to love and forgive in return.
Pendants that combine hearts with crosses provide straightforward pictures of the love that Christ demonstrated 2,000 years ago. For instance, the Diamond Heart Cross-Knot Pendant in 14K Gold creates a cross from a flowing ribbon of gleaming 14K yellow gold, and places a graceful heart in the center. This heart is accented by three small round diamonds that add sparkle and speak of the matchless, precious nature of the greatest gift of love. An 18-inch 14K gold chain is included, making this pendant perfect for gift-giving.
For a look that clearly conveys the motivation behind the cross, consider the Heart Cross Pendant in 14K White Gold. This feminine pendant uses five white gold hearts, each polished to a high shine to form the shape of a cross. This inch-high pendant packs a lot of symbolism into a petite package.
Inspired by a verse from Song of Solomon, the Rose of Sharon Cross Pendant in 14K Gold creates a cross from a rose in bloom, symbolizing the life that results when we embrace true love and forgiveness. The graceful stem and leaves that constitute the arms of the cross are crafted from solid 14K yellow gold, while the blossom in the center stands out in contrasting 14K rose gold. This delicate, uniquely beautiful two-tone pendant makes a statement that’s gentle but powerful.
Any of these cross pendants can readily bring to mind the love that was demonstrated on the cross and the way we are to love in return. Try one to celebrate the greatest gift of all.