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Cross Necklaces & Pendants

Crosses have been featured decorative elements since humankind’s earliest days. Our ancient predecessors often incorporated cross-like motifs in their adornment as a means of talismanic protection against various ills. As our cultures progressed, novel interpretations of the cross began to appear around the globe.

By the age of ancient Egypt, for example, the symbol had evolved into the “ankh,” a cross with a looped upper stem that was known as the symbol for life itself. The Celtic cultures of the 5th century innovated further, developing what is known as the “Celtic cross,” characterized by a cross whose flared arms intersect within a circle.

Continued popularity of the cross was guaranteed with its symbolic connections with Christianity. From small objects of adornment on worshippers to the more elaborate pectoral crosses worn across the chest of ecclesiastical figures, the cross is secured today as an eternal symbol.


Quick Facts

  • During the medieval age of European pilgrimage, those undertaking the journey would bedeck their bags or cloaks with the symbol of the cross to identify themselves as pilgrims as they entered new communities
  • Jewelry designer Kathy Rose took cross necklaces into modern popularity with her 2007 sideways cross design. Sold at first exclusively in Roseark boutiques in California, Rose’s sideways cross pieces materialized across the celebrity scene
  • The current Pope Francis re-popularized the pectoral cross, making it a central part of uniform during his official papal visits

Recommended Items at Auction

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Silver Cross Pendant W Clear & Blue Stones
Feb 22, 10:00 AM EST
Silver Cross Pendant W Clear & Blue Stones
by Berner's Auction Gallery
Est: $10- $1,000
$96 Bids
Sterling Silver Religious Cross Pendant
Feb 22, 10:00 AM EST
Sterling Silver Religious Cross Pendant
by Berner's Auction Gallery
Est: $10- $1,000
$123 Bids
Towle Sterling Silver Cross Pendant
Feb 22, 10:00 AM EST
Towle Sterling Silver Cross Pendant
by Berner's Auction Gallery
Est: $10- $1,000
$32 Bids
SILVER TONE & TURQUOISE CROSS
Feb 24, 10:00 AM CST
SILVER TONE & TURQUOISE CROSS
by Austin Auction Gallery
Est: $80- $150
$601 Bid
Sterling Silver Antler and Hook Cross Pendant LOT 1250
Feb 25, 5:00 PM EST
Sterling Silver Antler and Hook Cross Pendant LOT 1250
by Jones Auction House LLC
Est: $0- $0
$51 Bid
Irish Made Silver Cross Pendant
Feb 22, 10:00 AM EST
Irish Made Silver Cross Pendant
by Berner's Auction Gallery
Est: $10- $1,000
$11 Bid
GEORGIAN TOPAZ CROSS PENDANT
Feb 22, 4:00 PM GMT
GEORGIAN TOPAZ CROSS PENDANT
by Etrusca Auction
Est: £500- £1,000
£2401 Bid
(4) SOUTHWEST SILVER & MULTISTONE CROSS PENDANTS
Feb 24, 10:00 AM CST
(4) SOUTHWEST SILVER & MULTISTONE CROSS PENDANTS
by Austin Auction Gallery
Est: $150- $250
$1001 Bid
Sterling Cross Pendant W Marcasite & Stones
Feb 22, 10:00 AM EST
Sterling Cross Pendant W Marcasite & Stones
by Berner's Auction Gallery
Est: $10- $1,000
$11 Bid
Sterling Silver Enameled Cross Pendant
Feb 26, 10:00 AM EST
Sterling Silver Enameled Cross Pendant
by Berner's Auction Gallery
Est: $10- $1,000
$11 Bid
RARE LARGE ANTIQUE PENDANT
Feb 22, 4:00 PM GMT
RARE LARGE ANTIQUE PENDANT
by Etrusca Auction
Est: £400- £800
£2001 Bid
Topaz set sterling silver crucifix pendant necklace, on silver chain
Feb 22, 1:00 PM AEDT
Topaz set sterling silver crucifix pendant necklace, on silver chain
by Lawsons
Est: AUD60- AUD80
AUD251 Bid
MAHOGANY TIGERS EYE CROSS PENDANT ROCK STONE LAPIDARY SPECIMEN
Jan 17, 1:00 PM CST
MAHOGANY TIGERS EYE CROSS PENDANT ROCK STONE LAPIDARY SPECIMEN
by Col. Christie Hatman, Auctioneer
Est: $0- $0
$1000 Bids
AVENTURINE CROSS PENDANT ROCK STONE LAPIDARY SPECIMEN
Jan 17, 1:00 PM CST
AVENTURINE CROSS PENDANT ROCK STONE LAPIDARY SPECIMEN
by Col. Christie Hatman, Auctioneer
Est: $0- $0
$1000 Bids
STONE CROSS PENDANT ROCK STONE LAPIDARY SPECIMEN
Jan 17, 1:00 PM CST
STONE CROSS PENDANT ROCK STONE LAPIDARY SPECIMEN
by Col. Christie Hatman, Auctioneer
Est: $0- $0
$1000 Bids
NETWORK JASPER CROSS PENDANT NECKLACE ROCK STONE LAPIDARY SPECIMEN
Jan 17, 1:00 PM CST
NETWORK JASPER CROSS PENDANT NECKLACE ROCK STONE LAPIDARY SPECIMEN
by Col. Christie Hatman, Auctioneer
Est: $0- $0
$1000 Bids
TIGERS EYE CROSS PENDANT ROCK STONE LAPIDARY SPECIMEN
Jan 17, 1:00 PM CST
TIGERS EYE CROSS PENDANT ROCK STONE LAPIDARY SPECIMEN
by Col. Christie Hatman, Auctioneer
Est: $0- $0
$1000 Bids
TURQUENITE CROSS PENDANT ROCK STONE LAPIDARY SPECIMEN
Jan 17, 1:00 PM CST
TURQUENITE CROSS PENDANT ROCK STONE LAPIDARY SPECIMEN
by Col. Christie Hatman, Auctioneer
Est: $0- $0
$1000 Bids
CROSS GOLD FLAKE CABOCHON ROCK STONE LAPIDARY SPECIMEN
Jan 08, 1:00 PM CST
CROSS GOLD FLAKE CABOCHON ROCK STONE LAPIDARY SPECIMEN
by Col. Christie Hatman, Auctioneer
Est: $0- $0
$1000 Bids
RHODONITE CROSS PENDANT ON CHAIN ROCK STONE LAPIDARY SPECIMEN
Jan 22, 1:00 PM CST
RHODONITE CROSS PENDANT ON CHAIN ROCK STONE LAPIDARY SPECIMEN
by Col. Christie Hatman, Auctioneer
Est: $0- $0
$1000 Bids
GENUINE STONE CROSS PENDANT ROCK STONE LAPIDARY SPECIMEN
Jan 22, 1:00 PM CST
GENUINE STONE CROSS PENDANT ROCK STONE LAPIDARY SPECIMEN
by Col. Christie Hatman, Auctioneer
Est: $0- $0
$1000 Bids
TURQUOISE, PAINTED HEARTS CROSS ADJUSTABLE NECKLACE ROCK STONE LAPIDARY SPECIMEN
Jan 18, 1:00 PM CST
TURQUOISE, PAINTED HEARTS CROSS ADJUSTABLE NECKLACE ROCK STONE LAPIDARY SPECIMEN
by Col. Christie Hatman, Auctioneer
Est: $0- $0
$1000 Bids
CABOCHON CROSS PENDANT ON CHAIN
Jan 21, 1:00 PM CST
CABOCHON CROSS PENDANT ON CHAIN
by Col. Christie Hatman, Auctioneer
Est: $0- $0
$1000 Bids
TURQUOISE CROSS PENDANT NECKLACE ROCK STONE LAPIDARY SPECIMEN
Jan 15, 1:00 PM CST
TURQUOISE CROSS PENDANT NECKLACE ROCK STONE LAPIDARY SPECIMEN
by Col. Christie Hatman, Auctioneer
Est: $0- $0
$1000 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Cross Necklaces & Pendants


Col. Christie Hatman, Auctioneer

Col. Christie Hatman, Auctioneer

Berner's Auction Gallery

Berner's Auction Gallery

Omni Auction Corp

Omni Auction Corp

Austin Auction Gallery

Austin Auction Gallery