The Signature Old World Handmade Pendant
The Old World Signature Cross Pendant is one of our best-kept secrets. Inspired by the elaborate designs on the interior of the Greek Orthodox Church, the founders of Old World decided to make this cross in several styles. Available in gold with diamonds, gold without diamonds, sterling silver large and sterling silver small, the cross is a favorite among the Christian community, largely due to it’s interesting “Annunciation” design.
Please call us to order any of the designs. 937-275-3226 Some styles are in stock. Others are made-to-order.
As can be seen in the following pictures, this specific symbol is found throughout the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church in Dayton, Ohio:
More specifically, it is repeated in gold and ivory squares in the rounded archways of the primary areas. This can be seen in the following pictures.
Straight above the carrots are rows of crosses
This particular cross, which is repeated in almost every archway of the church, was chosen for specific reasons. Note that a Greek cross has arms of equal length. While the Latin cross is identified with the crucifixion, the Greek cross is considered a sign of God. Between each arm of the cross is the “fleur de lis,” or the flower of the lily. Not only do the three stems represent the Holy Trinity, but the lily itself represents the Virgin Mary, specifically the Annunciation, which is the name of the church. Thus, the “Annunciation Cross”.
More on the fleur de lis:
The fleur de lis represented in religious art means several things. It is composed of sword shaped leaves and erect stalks bearing bright colored flowers composed of three petals and three drooping sepals. This stylized version of the lily was used in association with purity and in turn to the Virgin Mary. Since it is composed of three petals and three sepals it also represents the Trinity. In Christian art this symbol is also attributed to the Archangel Gabriel, notably in representations of the Annunciation.
Please call us to order any of the designs. 937-275-3226 Some styles are in stock. Others are made-to-order.These pendants can be shipped anywhere, with order by credit card, check, and Paypal. Call us to set up a buy now listing on Ebay or pay by phone. We offer the pendant in 1/2 inch Sterling, 1inch Sterling, Gold, Platinum, and with Diamonds.