The cross with its powerful simplicity, speaking of the sacrifice of Christ’s precious life for our sins, is the perfect ornament for a virtuous woman. Sterling silver cross necklaces in every style serve to adorn a Christian girl or woman with the mark of purity and holiness, fidelity to her Lord. Read more.
Historically, Christians have been encouraged to wear cross necklaces as a testament to their faith in God. With a rich tradition of over one thousand years as evidenced by the Byzantine and Canterbury crosses, the wearing of cross necklaces has long identified believers. Adherents to the Eastern Orthodox religions in Greece and Eastern Europe traditionally wear cross necklaces that are never removed, while other Christians often give and receive such tokens on the occasion of baptism or confirmation. In the atheist nation of Albania, the wearing of crosses is discouraged, even prohibited, while other more Christianity-oriented countries have no laws respecting the free exercise of religion through dress and symbol. The symbolism of the cross is universal and profound, whether you choose the simple Latin style cross or the more ornate and lacy Byzantine style. Anyone who sees your sterling silver cross necklace will know you for a child of God, though your cross may be as minimalist or as jewel-encrusted as you please. The meaning will be clear to all around you that this is no mere accessory to please the vanity of a fashion follower, but a deeply meaningful symbol of faith.
Sterling silver cross necklaces symbolize the upright cross upon which Christ died, an image venerated as the ultimate proof of God’s love and sacrifice for mankind. Select the sterling silver cross necklace that reflects your personality—a womanly filigree or the antique look of a Celtic cross—and bear outward witness to your faith and loyalty to Jesus Christ. You may wish to have precious gems adorn your cross to commemorate the birthstones of your children or the month of your marriage and to save it for best—occasions when you dress up like church on Easter Sunday. Or you may prefer a simpler design that you can wear each day no matter how you are dressed, casually or formally. Regardless of the type of cross you favor, the precious meaning of your cross necklace is unmistakable. This classical and versatile piece of jewelry is destined to be an heirloom passed down to your daughter or granddaughter on the occasion of her baptism, with both your love and blessings.