One of the most popular ways for Christians around the world to show off their faith and connect with one another is by wearing Christian jewelry and the most famous piece of jewelry is the cross necklace. The cross necklace is often worn as an indication of commitment to the Christian faith. Some Christians believe that wearing a cross offers that person protection from evil.
Christians have worn the symbol of the cross since the middle Ages, either bare or with the representation of Jesus on the crucifix. The cross is recognized and admired across the wide spectrum of traditional Christian churches. It is the cornerstone symbol, which symbolizes the message of Jesus and how he died.
The cross is usually displayed simply, which is an upright stake with an intersecting crossbeam located about a third of the way from the top. Some have two crossbeams; others have an oval shaped circle on the top. The shapes, sizes and configurations are endless and there is a cross necklace that will suit anyone's personal style!
Some Christians as well as non-Christians may also wear cross necklaces as fashion accessories. A sideways cross necklaces, with the vertical ends of the cross attached to the chain has become a very popular fashion statement. This sideways cross represents the cross's orientation as Jesus carried it. Whether you wear a contemporary or vintage cross necklace, the meaning remains the same.
A cross necklace makes a beautiful and meaningful gift for a confirmation, baptism, birthday or wedding gift for a bride. Cross necklaces are popular with both men and women so cross necklaces would make the perfect gift for anyone who needs a little faith!