You may be sick of Christmas carols and candy canes, but the greatest gift of Christmas is something that never grows old. Without Christmas, there would be no cross, and the biggest blessing of Christ coming to earth as an infant is that it allowed Him to become a man and take punishment we deserved so that we could know true life. Cross pendants serve as shining reminders of this gift.
In addition to allowing us to have a relationship with God, this gift also prompts us to love each other. As the Apostle John wrote,
“Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. He who does not love does not know God, for God is love. In this the love of God was manifested toward us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through Him. In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins. Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.”
Cross pendants of all kinds can call to mind both the gift of Christ and the way we are to love others as a result. The Diamond Heart Cross-Knot Pendant in 14K Gold is a particularly graceful representation of Christ’s endless love. A gently curving cross, crafted from 14K yellow gold, is complemented by heart of two-tone gold, symbolizing the motivation behind the event that changed human history 2,000 years ago. Tiny diamonds stud this heart, adding eye-catching glimmer to this inch-high pendant. An 18” yellow gold chain is included, making this piece ready for gift-giving or prepared to slip around your own neck.
The Cross and Heart Diamond Pendant in 14K White Gold is a clear reminder of the love that was expressed on the cross. A simple, shining white gold cross is surrounded by a sweeping heart that hugs it like a tender embrace. Eight channel-set diamonds accent the bottom of this heart, adding sparkle, as well as a symbol of the precious nature of the gift given on the cross. At approximately a half-inch wide and high, this is a petite pendant with a powerful message.
If sterling silver is more your style, consider one of Apples of Gold’s silver cross pendants such as the Heart Cross Pendant in Sterling Silver. This contemporary piece combines two silhouettes, placing a cross inside of a gleaming heart.
When the wrapping paper has been thrown away and the glitter of the holiday season begins to fade, the greatest gift of Christmas remains. Although the season when we take extra time to remember Christ’s birth is coming to an end, this gift is essential 365 days a year. Christian rings that feature hearts and crosses can call to mind God’s great love for us in sending His Son no matter what time of year it is.