Cross is a religious symbol to express one’s faith towards the religion of Christianity. It is a Christian symbol to recall the crucifixion of Jesus Christ who sacrificed for humankind salvation. Today, cross jewelry has become a stylish fashion statement thanks to its trendy and stylish look. A necklace with cross conveys special and personal meaning to the wearers. Many people wear cross necklace not only because they are Christians, a cross necklace can also makes them feel safe and closed to God, chains with a cross can remind the triumph and hope. In this article, we will discuss the below questions or topics:
- The History of the Cross Necklace
- Different Types of Crosses
- What Is the Meaning of Wearing a Cross Necklace?
- Is it Okay For Non-Christians to Wear a Cross Necklace?
- When Should I Wear Cross Necklaces?
- Top 10 Best Cross Necklaces in Style
- Where to Buy Affordable Cross Necklaces?
Let’s get started!
The History of the Cross Necklace
The origin of the cross necklace can be tracked back to the 2nd century when people or Christians worn cross necklaces to express their faith and devotion to Christian. Cross necklace was not regarded as a symbol of Christian as well as a symbol of protection to prevent evils until the end of the 4th century. In modern times, cross necklaces is worn by Christians to declare their religion. Chain necklaces with a cross comes in variety of design, they are a perfect gift for family, friend or someone has belief and trust in God. Some vendors even offer engraving on the cross pendant, making the cross necklaces more personal and unique pieces.
Different Types of Crosses
We all know that a cross comes in a rather simple shape. 2 bars cross themselves in half. But actually there are many other kinds of crosses, let’s read on to find out some popular types of crosses.
The Latin cross comes in a very simple shape of “T”, it has 2 beams cross the horizontal beam is shorter than the vertical beam. It is believed that the upper three bars have the same lengths.
The Greek cross is a symbol of God himself. The four arms of the cross are with the equal length and size.
Ankh cross, a symbol of life and wisdom is associated with Ancient Egygt but not Christianity. The horizontal cross beam of the Ankh symbol is thicker than other crosses while the top vertical beam is not a straight bar but a little loop.
A crucifix cross is a form of cross with Jesus Christ on it. The cross with a figure of Jesus is a reminder of the sacrifice and resurrection of Jesus.
St. Peter’s Cross
The cross of St. Peter’s is an inverted Latin cross. It is used to recall the crucifixion of St. Peter who requested to be crucified upside down.
Celtic cross is associated with culture of Gaelic and Irish. The cross is featured with a circle on the back of the cross. Many people regard the circle as the Sun which brings them light and energy. Hence Celtic cross is also called Sun cross. Like Latin cross, the horizontal beam of the cross is shorter than the vertical beam.
The above crosses are some most common and popular crosses. There are still many more types of crosses, you can browse this blog Different types of crosses if you would like to know other designs and types of crosses.
What Is the Meaning of Wearing a Cross Necklace?
For people with belief and faith in Christian, wearing a cross necklace has a special meaning. On the one hand, wearing a necklace with a cross will definitely tell the wearer’s religion and faith, which helps to start a conversation about beliefs easily with people around you. On the other hand, wearing a cross necklace can be a reminder as to encourage or inspire you when you encounter difficulties in daily life, some even hold the belief that a cross necklace is a sign of protection, wearing a jewelry piece with a cross can protect them from evils. Today, there are still some non-Christians like wearing cross necklaces because of the beautiful and simple design, they wear cross jewelry just for fashion.
Is it Okay For Non-Christians to Wear a Cross Necklace?
Cross necklaces are common jewelry pieces worn by Christians or Catholics. But there is an increasing numbers of non-Christians wearing cross jewelry as a fashion statement. Here comes the question: Is it okay for non-Christians to wear cross necklaces?
If you just like the beautiful and trendy design of cross jewelry and would like to follow up the runaway, then just go for it and wear it as you desire. One thing you need to keep in mind is that people around you especially Christians may communicate with you when they see you are wearing cross necklaces, rings, bracelets or any other cross jewelry. You need to make sure to avoid opposing the beliefs of Christians and avoid any possible confrontations.
When Should I Wear Cross Necklaces?
Cross necklaces are a popular and appropriate gift you can order for yourself or your Christian friends for many religious occasions or holiday such as Baptism, Easter, graduation and Christmas.
A cross necklace is a powerful gift for the receiver reminds them to be strong and faithful enough.
Top 10 Best Cross Necklaces In Style
There are many variants of cross necklace for men and women you can choose from in the current market. Personalized customizable cross necklaces would be more personal pieces popular among Christians. Below we will share top 10 best personalized cross necklaces in style.
1. Engravable Bible Cross Necklace Custom Christian Church Jewelry (3 Available Colors)
A simple cross chain engraved with Lord's Prayer Bible verse on the front side make this piece a powerful piece for daily wear. The back side can be engraved with messages or symbols up to 15 characters.
2. Personalized Engraved Bible Cross Pendant Necklace Lord's Prayer Jewelry for Christians (2 Available Colors)
Same as the above necklace, this Lord's Prayer cross necklace are engraved with Bible verse on its front side and the back side is engravable, would be a great gift for occasions such as Easter, Christmas. Available in 18k gold plated and 316l stainless steel.
3. Minimalist Cross Pendant Necklace Dainty Religious Christian Jewelry For Women Men (4 Available Colors)
This high polished simple cross pendant necklace is the perfect the minimalist design we can pair with our outfits, you will definitely look very modern and elegant with this dainty chain necklace with cross.
4. Custom 2 Pcs Couple Cross Necklace Set Lord's Prayer Christian Jewelry (3 Available Colors)
This couple cross necklace set comes with a big cross and a smaller cross necklaces. Both the two cross necklaces are engravable on the back. You can only a single piece, $22.99 for one piece only $32.99 for 2pcs. Shop Now！
5. Engraved Custom INRI Crucifix Cross Necklace Jesus Christ Necklace for Christians (3 Available Colors)
This is one of the best selling crucifix cross necklace, wearing this dainty crucifix necklace enables you to speak out your faith and style your outlook from the crowd. The pendant loop of the cross charm can be engraved with messages or symbols up to 6 characters, making this cross jewelry piece more personal to wear.
6. Personalized St. Peter Necklace Upside Down Inverted Cross Necklace (5 Available Colors)
This unique upside Down cross necklace is stylish enough to perk up your look. This custom inverted cross necklace can be added messages on the back side. Design your own cross necklace now and wear as a statement piece, it will sure to create a distinctive appeal.
7. Simple Engravable Ankh Cross Necklace Key of the Nile Custom Egyptian Jewelry (3 Available Colors)
Simple yet stunning, this custom Ankh cross necklace is the best seller of the Ahkh cross necklaces. Add some messages on the back size of the cross charm to design your own cross necklace. It will also come with a free dainty gift box. Buy now at an affordable price.
8. Vintage The Eye Of Horus Ankh Cross Necklace Engravable Egyptian Jewelry For Men (3 Available Colors)
This Ankh Cross Necklace with the Eye Of Horus in the middle carry special meaning of protection. The vintage look of this cross necklace add a cool and punk touch to your look. Can be engraved with messages on the back, you will never go wrong wearing this personal piece of cross jewelry.
9. Free Engraving Coin Disc Cross Necklace Custom Christian Jewelry (3 Available Colors)
This round disc necklace with cross in the middle are popular among men and women because of its dainty and simple shiny look. Same as the above cross pendant necklaces, it is engravable.
10. Customizable Shield of Faith Necklace with Cross and Bible Verse (3 Available Colors)
This shied of faith necklace with cross in the middle is an ideal gift as an amulet. The cross in the middle is surrounded by Lord’s Prayer bible verse and back side can be engraved messages of 4 lines.
Where to Buy Affordable Cross Necklaces?
There are many different types of cross necklaces with different designs, no matter what type you go for, you will never regret to find one in our store here. U7 Jewelry offer a wide arrange of personalized cross necklaces in various designs and shapes such as Latin cross necklaces, Ahkh cross necklaces, crucifix cross necklaces, disc necklace with cross, shield necklace with cross, dog tag necklaces with cross and more. With so many choices, you will sure to find one to suit your style best. One more important thing is that it is at affordable price. Don’t wait, just explore our cross necklaces collection here!