Cross jewelry is both iconic and stylish. Often worn as a demonstration of a person’s devotion, cross jewelry doubles as a fashion accessory and a fitting jewelry gift for any occasion.
If you’re not quite sure where to get started, here are our key tips on how to help you choose cross jewelry as a gift.
1. Who is the Cross Jewelry For
One of the most important key factors to take into consideration is who the cross jewelry is for. Cross jewelry are great gifts for people of all ages, but you should take the age of the gift receiver into consideration. Cross jewelry can be given as baptism gifts, Easter gifts and for other momentous occasions as well.
Therefore when you are choosing an age-appropriate cross necklace, you should pay attention to the detailing of the jewelry design. Avoid buying any jewelry with loose stone settings as it may become a potential hazard.
If you’re buying cross jewelry for a child, choose a jewelry size that isn’t too big or small for them. You could choose something that would grow alongside the child, so that they would wear the cross necklace as a keepsake for many years to come.
2. Consider the Type of Cross Jewelry Design
When it comes to choosing cross jewelry, there are many cross designs to choose from. Here’s a few types of cross jewelry to help you familiarize yourself: -
● Latin Cross
The Latin cross, otherwise known as Christian Cross, is the most iconic form of cross when it comes to cross jewelry. Many Christians wear a Latin cross necklace as a way to demonstrate and express their faith. Minimalist yet sophisticated, a cross necklace makes a stylish accessory to wear and give on any occasion.
You can learn more about the meaning behind cross jewelry here:
● Sideways Cross
A modern and minimalist take on cross jewelry, the sideways cross is popularly featured in jewelry designs. Whether it’s sideways cross necklaces, sideways cross rings or even sideways cross bracelets, there is no denying that sideways cross jewelry is a fashion-forward and stylish pick for jewelry lovers.
Sideways cross jewelry may come off as unconventional, but it has a simplistic yet elegant aura to complete any outfit. You can accent a sleek sterling silver sideways cross necklace with your outfit of the day and pull off a stunning look.
You can learn more about the meaning of sideways cross jewelry HERE:
● Celtic Cross
Celtic crosses are influenced by Irish and Scottish, and they are easily distinguished by the circle going around the cross. The Celtic Cross is an inspirational jewelry as it represents wisdom, compassion and the courage to go through the ups and downs of life.
● Egyptian Cross
The Egyptian cross is known as the ankh cross, and it is well known for its simplistic beautiful design. Ankh is an Egyptian symbol that means “life”. Egyptian cross jewelry is a wonderful gift idea because of its symmetrical, simplicity and inspiring jewelry design.
● Greek Cross
The Greek Cross features a simple cross with equal length arms, as compared to the Latin cross. The meaning behind the Greek cross is that it symbolizes harmony and peace. Minimalist yet meaningful, a greek cross necklace would add texture and beauty to your outfit.
3. Consider the Style of the Cross Jewelry
Another important tip to keep in mind when you are buying cross jewelry is to consider the jewelry style. If you are buying cross jewelry for men, you would notice that men’s cross necklace tend to be larger in size with less intricate details. Whereas cross jewelry for women would be smaller in appearance with more detailed designs, and sometimes embellished with gemstones.
4. Consider the Jewelry Metal
Last but not least, now that you have decided which cross type to choose from and the jewelry style, you would need to find the perfect jewelry metal for your cross jewelry. There are many nickel free jewelry metal options to choose from when it comes to buying cross jewelry, such as: -
● Yellow Gold: A traditional and classic cross jewelry option for those who prefer a warmer tone.
● Sterling Silver: Durable and available in a variety of jewelry designs, sterling silver has a beautiful luster that enhances your look on any occasion.
● Stainless Steel: Hypoallergenic and long-lasting, stainless steel is a wonderful waterproof jewelry metal option for cross jewelry.
If you’re unsure what other hypoallergenic jewelry you should consider, you can read this guide for more details: -
Overall, there are a lot of factors to take into consideration when buying cross jewelry. There is no denying that cross jewelry is a fitting jewelry gift for any special occasion. By keeping these key tips in mind, they will help you choose quality jewelry.
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