Crosses – jewellery with a long history

Crosses - jewellery

For many centuries, the cross has been one of the most famous symbols that is closely associated with ancient history and religion. Each civilization gave it its own special, sacred meaning, but it was invariably considered a talisman that protected its owner from evil and carried a divine blessing.

Today it’s not only a religious attribute, but also an elegant and stylish precious accessory that exists in many varieties. The most complete assortment of body crosses https://www.fjewellery.co.uk/en/crosses/ is presented on the Fjewellery website. In the catalog you will find both luxurious gold models and inexpensive laconic silver ones. But before you buy such an accessory for yourself, you should find out more about it, so as not to be mistaken in your choice.

Crosses are both decorative and religious, and their main difference from each other is the presence of the crucifixion of Jesus. The latter has several varieties, for example:

  1. Crucifixion or Latin,
  2. Greek,
  3. Cross of the Abbot Saint Anthony,
  4. Cross of Saint Lazarus (Orthodox),
  5. Russian,
  6. Celtic,
  7. Jerusalem,
  8. Cross of St. Peter,
  9. Triple papal cross,
  10. Maltese.

Of course, this is far from a complete list, but it highlights the most common variants of this attribute today, which have stood the test of time and are still used all over the world. The most common metals used to make these religious symbols are silver and gold. Although, in the past, more preference was given exclusively to aurum.

Back in the Middle Ages, crosses became a very important part of every person’s life. They were worn by monarchs, nobles, priests, commoners, and for many this sign was the meaning of their life and faith. That is why they were made of gold, as the most valuable and important metal.

At the same time, the kings and the ruling nobility began to decorate their pectoral crosses with precious gems, and always appeared in them in public. This symbolized the inseparability of royal power and faith. Only natural and most expensive stones were used for decoration. And once the only “correct” were the crosses inlaid with rubies. These bright red crystals symbolized the blood of Christ, and everyone tried to get themselves such a talisman.

But time passes and everything changes. Today, not everyone attaches religious significance to crosses and is often worn as a beautiful and laconic accessory. Such products are decorated with patterns of sparkling crystals or jewellery enamel and ceramics; they come in a variety of colours and sizes.

When choosing a precious cross, first of all, you should focus on personal preferences, tastes and opportunities. The price for them is made up of several factors:

  • type of metal,
  • the presence of precious inserts,
  • the total weight and size of the product.

An accessory made of silver is inexpensive, whole prices for crosses made of platinum or gold will be much higher. Also, products with gemstone inserts will cost more than those without them. But if you want to have a sparkling and not very expensive piece of jewellery, the best and most profitable option would be semi-precious crystals inserts.

And even more profitable is to make such purchases online. So, in the FJewellery store it will be convenient to select several models at once and compare them with each other. And thanks to the detailed photos of each product and the most complete characteristics, it will be much easier to choose. May every purchase be a joy to you!