Over 160 Sterling Cross Necklaces
We're proud to offer over 160 different styles of cross necklaces designed for men, women, and kids. All of our cross pendants are made of .925 sterling silver and offer exceptional quality in style and construction. Our crosses are complimented with various sized chain necklaces to create the perfect fit. Our rose gold and gold cross necklace pendants are made of sterling silver and plated with a 14k gold layer, also known as vermeil, giving a bright sheen that looks like solid gold but at a fraction of the price and without sacrificing the integrity and durabilty of the jewelry.
All necklaces are versatile enough to be worn everyday but also elegant enough to be worn on formal occasions and special life events such as weddings, baptisms, confirmations and more.
Small Cross Necklaces
Four-way Medal Necklaces
Celtic Cross Necklaces
Chains with Clasps
About our Cross Necklaces
The Evolution and Meaning of the Cross Necklace
People have worn cross necklaces for thousands of years. It is the one type of jewelry piece that has never gone out of style. Many variations have existed throughout the centuries. The Ancient Egyptians were the first to use a cross-like symbol for their necklaces, which they called “Ankh.” It featured a looped cross symbol that represented life and fertility. The birth of Christianity after the fall of the Roman Empire led to the widespread use of the conventional cross symbol that we know today. Cross necklaces are usually worn for religious and spiritual reasons. As the cross pendant hangs close to someone’s heart it serves as a constant reminder of their devotion to Christ. Catholics and Christians wear cross necklaces to celebrate their faith and symbolize both the love and sacrifice of Jesus.
Cross necklaces are worn by people from all walks of life, regardless of their age, race, cultural background, ethnicity, and gender. The cross is the universal symbol of spirituality, protection, and good fortune. Some people even believe the cross will give them good luck and protect them from evil spirits and unfriendly supernatural forces. The cross means something different to everybody. That is what makes it such a unique and satisfying symbol. If you need one more reason to wear cross necklaces, how about their elegance and attractiveness? Modern cross necklaces are designed to be more beautiful and vibrant than they were in the old days. Our ancient ancestors used wood and stone to make their cross necklaces. But now, cross necklaces shine and gloss in total radiance whenever light shines down on them. It is almost as if the Holy Spirit is a sign that he is watching over you.
Why Choose Saint Mike?
We take pride in the cross necklaces that we offer for sale online. We never sell cheap knockoffs made of poor quality materials. All available for purchase on our website are crafted in the United States. You can choose between three different finishes for your pendant: Sterling Silver, 14K Gold Over Sterling Silver, and Rose Gold Over Sterling Silver.
- Sterling silver is the base alloy used for all our cross necklaces. It is made from .925 parts pure silver, which is an attractive, durable and more affordable alternative to solid silver. Sterling silver has hypoallergenic properties which is important in jewelry that touches the skin all day long. It is used in high-end jewelry because it can last a lifetime and be passed down to future generations. For all of these reasons sterling silver is one of the most popular metals used in jewelry today.
Don’t worry about the look and feel of the chains. We use rhodium-plated brass chains to match the color tone of the pendant. With some basic tender loving care, they can retain their appearance for several years. But at the end of the day, it is the cross symbol that means the most. Wearing an old or new cross necklace can still achieve the same spiritual results. It is the thought that counts, after all.
Cross Necklaces for Men, Women and Kids
Cross necklaces are technically universe in the spiritual sense. However, you may want to consider the shape and style of a particular piece before you buy it. We have different designs that look better on men, women, and kids. If you care about the fashion statement of you or your loved one, you should learn more about our cross necklaces for men, women and kids.
Our men’s cross pendants typically have a simplistic shape in one of two metals: gold or silver. We have pendant sizes ranging from 0.75” to 1.25” in height. Most adult men’s necklaces feature a 24” chain ending at the base of the sternum. But if you’re looking for a smaller chain or buying the for a son, nephew or grandson, we do offer smaller chain lengths ranging between 16” and 20”. Additional options for different edges and black filled inlays are available as well.
Our cross necklaces for women come with smaller pendants and chains compared to the men’s. The pendant sizes range from .5” to 1.125” and most feature an 18” chain ending at the base of the sternum. Women have many more design and shape options for their pieces, and the typical design options you will see include curved sterling sashes, tapered edges, and elegantly placed cubic zirconia crystals imitating the look of a diamond cross pendant. Women and young girls may prefer cross pendants with more colors on them to match existing jewelry our an outfit, for this reason we also offer a rose gold collection and two-toned rose gold collection. They are quite popular amongst women and young girls looking to provide a more subtle feminine appearance. We have at least six rose gold cross necklaces for women graced with an 18-inch rhodium plated brass chain, featuring our signature rose gold over sterling silver. Some variations have a crystal stone in the center and a pendant with heart shapes for a non-traditional look and feel.
How to Care for Your Cross Necklaces
We sell more than mere pieces of jewelry. Anyone who cares about the significance of the cross symbol should treat their necklaces with respect. One of the primary responsibilities of owning a cross necklace is to keep it sparkling clean and radiant. Otherwise, the vibrant gold, rose gold, and rhodium colors may start to fade away.
Here are some basic tips for cleaning and caring for your jewelry:
- Take off your necklace before applying hairspray, make-up, perfume or other chemical-based substances to your body.
- Don’t wear while exercising or staying outside in the heat for a long time. Your bodily sweat may diminish the appearance of the .
- Wash your hands before touching and putting on the necklace. You want to make sure that no other chemicals or substances are on your hands before touching.
- Don’t swim in any chlorinated pools or saltwater while wearing the jewelry. The salts and chemicals will breakdown the metals and sterling silver more quickly.
- Soak the pendant in a bowl of warm water and mild dishwashing liquid. Then use soft cleaning materials, such as a cotton swab or microfiber cloth, to clean.
- It is best to clean after you have worn it. This will ensure that you have removed all the sweat, dirt and other debris that may have gotten onto it from your body or clothes.
- Store the necklace on a soft surface inside a hard shell, such as a gift box or jewelry case. Many of our pieces include a deluxe gift box with the order.
Most of these tips should be self-explanatory. The main idea is to keep away from chemicals and excessive amounts of bodily perspiration. Periodically clean the necklace with warm water and mild soap, and wipe it down with a cotton swab or microfiber cloth. Wear it during casual occasions that don’t involve a lot of physical excursion and sweatiness. That is really all you have to remember.
The Timelessness of a Cross Necklace
The cross is a universal symbol that brings smiles and happiness to the people who see them. They are not about to go out of style anytime soon. If they survived the last two thousand years, they will surely survive the next two thousand years. Since it will never go out of style, it is an investment that will last a lifetime. What other type of jewelry piece has a permanent trend like this one does?
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