Joan of Arc Cross with Fleur de Lis
Sacred Art Jewelry is proud to bring you an exquisite collection of beautiful antique, vintage and modern style crosses from all over the world.
Wearing symbolic crosses is an old Christian tradition. For Christians, it is a reminder of the ultimate sacrifice that Jesus 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.
The Cross Necklace has taken many artistic shapes and forms throughout the centuries. On our website you can browse some very old cross styles that are still very popular today by using the Search command. Such is the case with the Jerusalem cross, Celtic cross, Caravaca cross, Cross of Lorraine, San Damiano cross and many others.
Choose a sturdy cross for a rosary you will be using for praying. The more delicate ones are best reserved for a rosary necklace or to put on other faith jewelry, such as cross earrings.
Regarding sizes, a tiny cross necklace (up to an inch and a half, or 38 mm) makes a wonderful choker and, a small cross if sturdy enough, will also work as a cross charm on a bracelet.
At Sacred Art Jewelry we consider a big 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, 2″ crosses look great with 6 mm bead rosaries, while larger ones are best for 8 mm Ave Maria beads.