Both the heart and the cross have long served as meaning-rich symbols: the heart is readily recognized as an emblem of love, while the cross instantly calls to mind a message of faith. Christian rings and pendants that combine these two motifs allow you to celebrate the love that was demonstrated on the cross and remind yourself that nothing separate you from it.
In Just Like Jesus: Learning to Have a Heart Like His, Max Lucado wrote,
“God’s love never ceases. Never. Though we spurn him. Ignore him. Reject him. Despise him. Disobey him. He will not change. Our evil cannot diminish his love. Our goodness cannot increase it. Our faith does not earn it any more than our stupidity jeopardizes it. God doesn’t love us less if we fail or more if we succeed. God’s love never ceases.”
God’s never-ceasing, never-failing love was demonstrated most clearly on the cross, and this ultimate act of love serves as reassurance to us that this love for us is boundless. Cross pedants that feature hearts are lovely ways to bring to mind this limitless love.
For instance, the Cross and Heart Diamond Pendant in 14K White Gold is one of the most popular cross pendants that Apples of Gold carries and it’s not hard to see why. A clean, shining 14K white gold cross is surrounded by a sweeping heart, wrapping around it like a loving embrace. A total of eight round, sparkling diamonds adorn this heart, adding a reminder of the precious nature of the love that was demonstrated on the cross.
Sterling silver styles that feature crosses and hearts are remarkably affordably options, allowing you to make a statement of faith on nearly any budget. The Heart Cross Pendant in Sterling Silver is one simply beautiful example. This contemporary piece places the shape of a cross inside the graceful outline of a heart. A highly-polished finish draws eyes to this ¾” pendant, and calls minds to the meaning behind it. A sterling silver chain is included, making this piece instantly wearable and ready for gift-giving.
Cross rings that combine the classic symbol of faith with hearts can also remind you that nothing can separate you from the love of God. For instance, the Heart and Cross Sapphire Diamond Ring in 14K White Gold forms a delicate, feminine cross and heart motif from two precious gemstones. An oval-shaped sapphire, 5mm high, is the centerpiece of this ring, while a total of six diamonds accent the cross that radiates from it. Two hearts constitute the vertical beam of this sparkling cross, adding additional symbols of love to the emblem of the ultimate act of love. This pretty piece is also available with a ruby or tanzanite in place of the sapphire, allowing you to choose a gemstone that suits your personality.
Nothing can separate us from God’s love, and pieces of jewelry that pair hearts and crosses provide ready pictures of this love. Try a pendant or ring that combines these symbols to celebrate the love of the Savior.