«Open Work»

Cross Pendant


Collection: Imperial Enamel Small Cross Pendants Collection

Materials:

gold, diamonds, enamel.

№ 1065/1

 


 

«Open Work»

Cross Pendant

 

For many centuries, cross pendant has successively served as a visible symbol of the Christian faith confession and fertile protection from misfortune and evil. 

Open Work is reservedly rigorous and at the same time subtly beautiful neck cross of yellow gold. Spired pointy ends of the jewel are simultaneously echoing their appearance with specific lace stitching and four swords, emanating from a central location. They recall that anyone wearing this cross, is under Creator's powerful protection. This symbol of the faith is decorated with round diamond in the center of the cross, shedding precious pure brilliance. 

On the ancient Byzantine traditions of orthodoxy, the neck cross "Open Work" is created using the technique of precious hot enamel. Gold cross is covered with blue and white enamel, mixed harmoniously with each other. Blue color in the Orthodox symbolism means higher purity and immaculacy. Mantles of metropolitans have this color. White marks the divine light, and all shades of yellow are considered royal ones. The noble yellow gold gives the regal grandeur to the jewel. 

Laconism of forms, sound palette, refined beauty of diamond gloss and technique rare nowadays; all this characterizes the neck cross "Open Work" as a unique work of Orthodox art jewelry.