Beautiful Antique Gold Chain Bracelet adorned with Silver tone Crosses and Baby Pink Swarovski Crystals, The alternating Bronze Spikes lend a striking contrast to the delicacy and tone of the Celtic Crosses. The chain measures 20cms long and is finished off with a toggle clasp. The length of the crosses and crystal are 4cms long.
The cross is one of the earliest and most widely used Christian symbols. In the broadest sense, a cross symbolizes the religion of Christianity. More specifically, it represents and memorializes Christ’s death.
Cross forms were used as symbols, religious or otherwise, long before the Christian Era, but it is not always clear whether they were simply marks of identification or possession or were significant for belief and worship.
The ancient Egyptian hieroglyphic symbol of life—the ankh, a tau cross surmounted by a loop and known as crux ansata—was adopted and extensively used on Coptic Christian monuments. The swastika, called Crux Gammata, composed of four Greek capitals of the letter gamma, is marked on many early Christian tombs as a veiled symbol of the cross.