«Byzantium»

Cross Pendant


Collection: Imperial Enamel Large Cross Pendants

Materials:

gold, diamonds, enamel

№ 753843

gold, diamonds, emeralds, enamel

№ 615061/1

 


 

«Byzantium»

Cross Pendant

 

"In all of our deeds God looks at the intention, whether we do it for His sake, or for the sake of some other intention."

– St. Maximus the Confessor, Chapters on Love, 2:36  

 

Cross pendant "Byzantium" is a precious bridge of the Christian faith. 

During the middle ages, when some barbaric states changed other same ones, only Byzantium was stable, developing, and retaining its statehood, culture and faith. The "Second Rome" was a golden bridge between East and West. In the Byzantine Empire, Greek culture and Roman customs, picked to Christianity, became Christianity. And at the same time, the Eastern Roman Empire protected European Christian faith as the shield. 

Cross pendant "Byzantium" is a genetic memory of those distant times. The intention of goldsmiths from the House of Lobortas to create a work of art "for Him" resulted in a cross encrusted with diamonds in the center. In the Byzantine tradition artisans of the "Lobortas" Classic Jewelry House enchased the main Christian shrine with hope-colored hot enamels. After all, in Christianity, green symbolizes the growth of Holy Spirit in a person. 

Enamel threads are getting tied up with intricate knots reminding the faithful ones of the salvation that is in Christ only.