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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

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CROSS NECKLACE VINTAGE JEWELRY ANTIQUE COLLECTIBLE
Jan 03, 1:00 PM CST
CROSS NECKLACE VINTAGE JEWELRY ANTIQUE COLLECTIBLE
by Col. Christie Hatman, Auctioneer
Est: $0- $0
$45014 Bids
20" STERLING SILVER OPAL AND TANZANITE CROSS PENDANT NECKLACE
Oct 01, 10:00 AM EDT
20" STERLING SILVER OPAL AND TANZANITE CROSS PENDANT NECKLACE
by Lakelands Auction Service
Est: $0- $0
$254 Bids
James Avery Sterling 925 Necklace Pendant 3pc Lot
Oct 12, 12:00 PM EDT
James Avery Sterling 925 Necklace Pendant 3pc Lot
by MiddleManBrokers
Est: $1- $1,000
$33 Bids
STERLING SILVER AND OPAL CROSS PENDANT NECKLACE
Oct 01, 10:00 AM EDT
STERLING SILVER AND OPAL CROSS PENDANT NECKLACE
by Lakelands Auction Service
Est: $0- $0
$253 Bids
James Avery Sterling Silver 925 3pc Pendant LOT
Oct 12, 12:00 PM EDT
James Avery Sterling Silver 925 3pc Pendant LOT
by MiddleManBrokers
Est: $1- $1,000
$42 Bids
Silver&Turquoise Cross Necklace Marked 925
Oct 01, 9:00 AM PDT
Silver&Turquoise Cross Necklace Marked 925
by California Auction Company LLC
Est: $0- $0
$152 Bids
(2) Necklaces with cross
Oct 08, 10:00 AM EDT
(2) Necklaces with cross
by Old Barn Auction
Est: $40- $1,000
$201 Bid
Red Cased Glass Bead Necklace, Crosses and Pendant
Oct 15, 10:00 AM CDT
Red Cased Glass Bead Necklace, Crosses and Pendant
by Link Auction Galleries
Est: $100- $150
$501 Bid
925 STAMPED LOVELY GARNET (6) STONE CROSS PENDANT NECKLACE
Oct 02, 5:00 PM CDT
925 STAMPED LOVELY GARNET (6) STONE CROSS PENDANT NECKLACE
by Ramblin Rose Auction Co
Est: $0- $0
$251 Bid
STERLING ETECHED HEART PENDANT & CROSS
Oct 13, 11:00 AM EDT
STERLING ETECHED HEART PENDANT & CROSS
by Vintage Auctions Online
Est: $25- $50
$101 Bid
Stainless Steel Cross, Black Braided Necklace, 20", Black Enameling on Cross
Oct 02, 5:00 PM EDT
Stainless Steel Cross, Black Braided Necklace, 20", Black Enameling on Cross
by Maria's Vintage & Estate Treasures
Est: $35- $50
$261 Bid
Beautiful blue opal and lapis sterling cross pendant
Oct 02, 10:00 AM CDT
Beautiful blue opal and lapis sterling cross pendant
by Thriftiques of Iowa
Est: $10- $1,000
$101 Bid
CAROLYN POLLACK STERLING AND TURQUOISE CROSS PENDANT
Oct 01, 10:00 AM EDT
CAROLYN POLLACK STERLING AND TURQUOISE CROSS PENDANT
by Lakelands Auction Service
Est: $0- $0
$51 Bid
HUDSONS BAY TRADE SILVER CROSS
Oct 01, 9:00 AM MDT
HUDSONS BAY TRADE SILVER CROSS
by Davis Brothers Auction
Est: $25- $50
$101 Bid
SODALITE CROSS PEDANT NECKLACE ROCK STONE LAPIDARY SPECIMEN
Jan 30, 1:00 PM CST
SODALITE CROSS PEDANT NECKLACE ROCK STONE LAPIDARY SPECIMEN
by Col. Christie Hatman, Auctioneer
Est: $0- $0
$1000 Bids
GENUINE STONE CROSS PENDANT NECKLACE ROCK STONE LAPIDARY SPECIMEN
Jan 30, 1:00 PM CST
GENUINE STONE CROSS PENDANT NECKLACE ROCK STONE LAPIDARY SPECIMEN
by Col. Christie Hatman, Auctioneer
Est: $0- $0
$1000 Bids
FOSSIL STONE CROSS PENDANT NECKLACE ROCK STONE LAPIDARY SPECIMEN
Jan 30, 1:00 PM CST
FOSSIL STONE CROSS PENDANT NECKLACE ROCK STONE LAPIDARY SPECIMEN
by Col. Christie Hatman, Auctioneer
Est: $0- $0
$1000 Bids
MALACHITE CROSS PENDANT NECKLACE ROCK STONE LAPIDARY SPECIMEN
Jan 30, 1:00 PM CST
MALACHITE CROSS PENDANT NECKLACE ROCK STONE LAPIDARY SPECIMEN
by Col. Christie Hatman, Auctioneer
Est: $0- $0
$1000 Bids
GENUINE STONE CROSS PENDANT NECKLACE ROCK STONE LAPIDARY SPECIMEN
Jan 30, 1:00 PM CST
GENUINE STONE CROSS PENDANT NECKLACE ROCK STONE LAPIDARY SPECIMEN
by Col. Christie Hatman, Auctioneer
Est: $0- $0
$1000 Bids
RHODOCHROSITE CROSS PENDANT ROCK STONE LAPIDARY SPECIMEN
Nov 14, 1:00 PM CST
RHODOCHROSITE CROSS PENDANT ROCK STONE LAPIDARY SPECIMEN
by Col. Christie Hatman, Auctioneer
Est: $0- $0
$1000 Bids
CHRYSOCOLLA CROSS PENDANT ROCK STONE LAPIDARY SPECIMEN
Feb 05, 1:00 PM CST
CHRYSOCOLLA CROSS PENDANT ROCK STONE LAPIDARY SPECIMEN
by Col. Christie Hatman, Auctioneer
Est: $0- $0
$1000 Bids
RHODONITE CROSS PENDANT NECKLACE ROCK STONE LAPIDARY SPECIMEN
Feb 05, 1:00 PM CST
RHODONITE CROSS PENDANT NECKLACE ROCK STONE LAPIDARY SPECIMEN
by Col. Christie Hatman, Auctioneer
Est: $0- $0
$1000 Bids
ABALONE CROSS PENDANT ROCK STONE LAPIDARY SPECIMEN
Feb 01, 1:00 PM CST
ABALONE CROSS PENDANT 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

Connoisseur Online

Connoisseur Online

Vintage Auctions Online

Vintage Auctions Online

Papps Family Liquidation.com

Papps Family Liquidation.com