Mariners Anchor Cross Pendants and Necklaces 


The Bridegroom’s doors are opened wide,
And I am next of kin;
The guests are met, the feast is set:
May’st hear the merry din.’ ~ Rime of the Ancient Mariner

This wonderful poem written by Samuel Taylor Coleridge in 1797 is full of symbolism, including natural, gothic and biblical analogies. Of most important is the apparent religious symbolism. The very core of the poem is apocalyptic and natural in design. That’s understandable when you realize that most mariners love God. That’s why this mariner cross pendant is such an appealing gift to give to the seafarer you want to honor. This fine mariner cross pendant is crafted in solid 14k white and yellow gold. The anchor of the cross is resplendent in yellow gold and the white gold figure of Jesus Christ contrasts beautifully for a lovely interplay of light. Paul the Apostle made the anchor a symbol of Christianity when he said “Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and stedfast.” (Hebrews 6:19). Your very own sailor will love the quality and beauty of this beautiful mariner’s cross and you’ll be the hero for gifting him (or her) with it. For more inspiration, take a look at our wide range of crosses in our Cross Jewelry.


‘God save thee, ancient Mariner!
From the fiends, that plague thee thus!—
Why look’st thou so?’—With my cross-bow
I shot the ALBATROSS. ~ Rime of the Ancient Mariner

The symbolism here is obvious. Coleridge associated the murder of the albatross with the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. He tells his reader that the Polar Spirit (the Holy Spirit) “loved the bird that loved the man who shot him with his bow.” The analogy is that God who loved His Son also loved the men who killed Him. This amazing, solid 14k yellow gold pendant features the mariner’s anchor with a bold eagle landing on the anchor. Though it is not an albatross, it is a symbol of strength and freedom in the Bible. Isaiah 40:31 tells us: But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew [their] strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; [and] they shall walk, and not faint.” It is fitting that the cross that calls attention to an eagle should itself be made in the U.S.A. This cross is part of our gorgeous collection of our Mariners Anchor Cross Pendants.


Ah! well a-day! what evil looks
Had I from old and young!
Instead of the cross, the Albatross
About my neck was hung. ~ Rime of the Ancient Mariner

Coleridge furthers the Christian symbolism by hanging the albatross around the shooter’s neck, like a crucifix hung around a sinner whose sins cost Jesus His life. The “cross” in “cross-bow” further conspires to show the murder of Jesus, logically identifying the albatross as a symbol for Christ. This incredible mariner’s eagle cross necklace features an eagle instead of the albatross, but still the metaphor is clear. Crafted from 14k two-tone gold, the beautiful solid yellow gold cross is detailed with a fleur de lis end on the top of the staff and a textured finish in the middle. The contrasting white gold eagle is featured with his wings spread out and his head turned slightly to the side. A more fitting example could hardly be imagined for a sailor’s cross necklace. We have an amazing collection of Two Tone Gold Crucifix Necklaces that will really get someone’s attention as a gift for yourself or for someone you love.


Category: Christian Jewelry, Cross Jewelry, Gold Necklaces

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