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How to Choose the Perfect Cross Pendant

by Kevin Smith Author

Wearing a piece of jewelry with a cross on it is an enduring tradition that goes back centuries. People wore cross jewelry to make a statement about their faith. It's much the same today. We still enjoy wearing religious jewelry as a statement of faith, devotion, and hope. If you're considering shopping for cross pendants in Pana, IL, take a minute and enjoy today's post. In it, you'll read tips on selecting the perfect piece of spiritual jewelry for yourself or a special person in your life.

Size and Weight

When choosing a cross pendant, keep in mind in many cases, the larger the cross, the heavier it will feel. The metal the cross is made from determines weight. Most people don't enjoy wearing a heavy piece of jewelry, especially a necklace. Look for a stunning piece that doesn't overwhelm the rest of the wearer's attire. Regardless of whether the pendant will be worn every day or only for special occasions, look for a lightweight, high-quality metal.

Silver or Gold?

While you can buy cross jewelry made from just about any material, including wood, most people prefer a sterling silver or gold piece. Look for either 10K or 14K gold for durability. Gold comes in several beautiful finishes including:

  • Yellow
  • White
  • Rose

You'll also find cross pendants fashioned from a mix of white and yellow or white and rose gold.

Go for the Sparkle

A plain finish makes an attractive piece of jewelry and works for everyday wear or for a person who enjoys a more traditional or conservative look. For special occasions like weddings or other commemorative occasions, consider giving a pendant encrusted with sparkling gemstones. Most jewelers carry an array of cross necklaces featuring white, chocolate, or black diamonds. What a perfect gift for a groom to present to the bride! If you're shopping for a child, consider a cross with one small stone. A birthstone is always appreciated.

The Side Cross

If you've never seen a side cross pendant, ask a jeweler who carries cross pendants in Pana, IL, to show you their collection.  The side cross makes a lovely variation on the traditional cross necklace. The designer attaches the chain at the top and bottom of the stem of the cross. It appears that the cross is lying down and on its side. Aside from the unique beauty of the side cross, because it doesn't dangle from a chain, you're less likely to get it caught on clothing, which is a plus for a child or adult who tends to be more active.


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