Life Cross Sterling Silver Necklace


Inscribed in Greek on front, and the English translation on the reverse: Life & light.

  • Pendant: 7/8" long
  • Chain length: 18"
  • Necklace extender available here

$ 62.75
Life Cross Sterling Silver Christian Necklace

The rich iconography of Christian belief is embedded in this cross necklaces, a replica of one made in the 19th century, which was modeled after a piece of archeological jewelry from the Roman Empire. The cross became a common symbol in the Byzantine world after Emperor Constantine legalized Christianity throughout the Roman Empire in 313 CE. The original design from that time was formed of two words in Greek: ΖΩΗ meaning 'life' and ΦΩΣ meaning 'light' - possibly a reference to a verse from the Bible, John 1:4. They intersect at the letter omega Ω, perhaps another Biblical reference: 'I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.' [Revelation 22:13]. Regardless of the potential hidden meaning, this cross necklaces incorporates a modern blue micromosaic design that is steeped in history. A Christian jewelry designed necklace by Laurel Elliott. offers Free Standard Shipping within the United States for orders $100.00 and over. Orders under $100.00 are a $6.45 flat rate. We also offer UPS 2nd-Day Express shipping. Rates for Express shipping are provided at checkout. Shipments to Canada are for a $15.00 flat rate via UPS Standard Shipping or USPS, or a calculated rate at checkout for UPS Saver (express shipping). Shipments to Canada may incur Canadian customs duties, taxes, and/or brokerage fees for which the customer is responsible for paying. Please note: shipping is unavailable for 1.) P.O. Box addresses, and 2.) addresses outside the United States and Canada.

Sterling silver will retain its luster for years and frequent wearing of your jewelry will help prevent tarnishing. We recommend polishing your sterling silver jewelry with a dry silver polishing cloth available at most grocery or hardware stores. We do not recommend polishing with silver polish as this may remove the antiquing. When you are not wearing your jewelry, storing your silver in the jewelry bag in which it came will help prevent tarnishing.