This fancy filigree Sterling Silver Cross has a faceted purple Amethyst stone in the center. The budded cross is 2 1/4" (not including the bail or tassle) by 1 1/2". It carries the 925 Sterling Silver mark on the reverse. The 25" supporting necklace offers a luxurious strand of Czech glass and sterling beads with Swarovski Crystal pearl beads. The pearls offer a soft luster against the brilliance of the fire-polished Amethyst beads. Czech glass beads are still made in small quantities by hand. The faceted Amethyst beads radiate a rich purple with an AB iridescent coating that reflects the light and sparkles. The completed length of the necklace with cross and tassel is 28".
Purple is often associated with the Christian Cross especially at Easter because Christ was given a purple robe just before His crucifixion. Deep purple was associated with Royalty and the robe plus the Crown of thorns were placed on him as a mockery. The purple in this necklace is intended to represent His true Royal Status, the iridescence represents the light He offers. Jesus is often thought of as gentle like the soft luster of the pearls and though He was gentle, He did not lack strength and fire. The tassle at the base of the cross represents the blood and tears that were poured out.
This one of a kind, hand crafted necklace is part of my Faith Based Artisan Jewelry line.
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Lebrite D'zines is my own line of Artisan Jewelry.
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