Solid Sterling Silver. Includes a 24″ Sterling Silver Box Chain.
Dimensions: 7/8″ wide by 1 1/2″ high
This elegant 19th century Russian Orthodox cross necklace design incorporates the 3 bar St. Andrew Cross, a repeating outline at the points and a floral decoration which presents the cross of Christ as the tree of life in Paradise. Tradition teaches that when the Apostle Andrew preached in southern Russia he placed a life-size three-bar cross at his side. While explaining the Last Judgment he tilted the foot plate to signify that those on the right side of Christ will go up into heaven and those on the left will go down into hell. On the reverse is the Slavonic phrase “spasi I Sokhrani”, meaning “save and protect”. A traditional Russian cross design.