Sacred Heart Rosary Center
The Cross Pendant
SacredArtJewelry.Shop is proud to bring you an exquisite collection of beautiful antique, vintage and modern style rosary centers from all over the world. All the pieces have a slightly antiqued finish and are available in .925 sterling silver and true golden bronze.
The Meaning of the Cross
Wearing a cross symbol is an old Christian tradition. What does the cross represent? For Christians, it is a reminder of the ultimate sacrifice that Jesus Christ made for us in carrying the cross to the Calvary and allowing his life to be taken, to resurrect triumphantly on the third day. It teaches us that it is the life of the spirit that is most important, and that love is worthy of the sacrifice of the flesh.
Most of the models used to create the crosses in our collection are more than 100 years old. The Catholic Cross pendant has taken many artistic shapes and forms throughout the centuries. On our website you can browse some truly old cross styles that are still popular today by using the Search Bar.
It is easy to create a Custom Cross Necklace with one of our pieces. Just make your choice and find a chain necklace for it. We have many different lengths and several styles to choose from.
The chains include different bails that you can use to hang your cross and other medals from it. Choose any religious cross design you like from our collection and make your selection regarding the metal.
Most Sacred Art Jewelry crosses are suitable to wear both as pendants and on any Christian rosary. Many Anglicans, Baptists, and Lutherans have developed their own versions of the rosary and become fond of it as a loving way to elevate their thoughts and prayers.
How to Select Your Religious Cross
Choose a sturdy cross for a rosary you will be using for praying. The delicate ones are best reserved for a rosary necklace or to put on other faith jewelry, such as a cross earrings.
Regarding sizes, a tiny cross necklace (up to an inch or 25 mm) makes a wonderful choker and, a small cross if sturdy enough, will also work as a cross charm on a bracelet.
Large Cross Pendants
At Sacred Art Jewelry we consider a large cross pendant one that is two inches (50 mm) or more. Those are the ones we prefer to use on our 8 mm rosaries.
As general rule, two-inch crosses look great with 6 mm bead rosaries, while larger ones are best for 8 mm Ave Maria beads.
Cross pendants larger than 2 3/8 inches (60 mm) or so, are often called a pectoral cross when they are used around the neck.
Nowadays, more faithful Catholics like to make a statement about their faith with jewelry. Wearing a cross has never been easier with all the lovely, top quality choices you can find on Sacred Art Jewelry. Creating a new Catholic cross necklace can be as easy as inserting the cross to a favorite bead or chain necklace with a jump ring.