Byzantium began when the fourth century Emperor, St. Constantine, Christianized the Roman Empire and established Constantinople in Byzantium as the capital. During this era a synthesis of classical Greek, Roman, and Christian culture gave birth to unparalleled achievements in art, architecture, and jewelry. Many of these achievements can be seen in the magnificent Byzantine jewelry and Byzantine cross pendants found in archeological digs. Gallery Byzantium offers an extensively researched selection of authentic Byzantine crosses and Byzantine jewelry. Many of these Byzantine cross pendants and Byzantine jewelry pieces portray ancient symbols of Christian faith and spirituality within the cross design. Our Byzantine crosses and Byzantine jewelry are all available in 14kt gold, 18kt gold and sterling silver and some are set with semi-precious and precious stones. Visit our Greek Orthodox cross section for more Greek crosses with Byzantine design. For further information on the symbolism found in our collections please read here.
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