Some styles come and go in May, but faith is always in fashion. Crosses, crucifixes, holy medals, and more, these are the jewels that we will always care. But the most popular models in jewelry again Christians are the ancient symbols of faith, which predate even the Cross.
These symbols, as Ichthys, anchor, and the dove, are the oldest Christian Symbols used in jewelry. Each has a special significance and specificity. Because of these special qualities of the ancient symbols of faith are renewed importance in the Christian Jewelry and fashion.
The symbolism of the ancient Christian jewelry:
The cross did not become openly used in Christian jewelry around the 3rd century, when Emperor Constantine made Christianity the official religion of Rome. Since then, the cross has become the most important Christian symbols, and has been widely used in Christian Art and jewelry.
Christian jewelry has played an important role in the protection and promotion of early Christianity. Since the early Christians were often persecuted for their faith, it was not prudent to openly show the cross. The early Christians used to replace other forms of Christian jewelry, such as:
The Ichthys: The Ichthys consists of two intersecting arcs resembling the profile of a fish, and the modern Christian jewelry often has the name “Jesus” inscribed in the center. The Ichthys is a symbol of Christ as “the fisher of men.” The clean lines and simple form of a piece Ichthys the elegance of Christian jewelry for the person who delights in the richness of simplicity.
The anchor: anchor, obviously has a special meaning to mariners, and in fact, is commonly called the sailors of the Cross. But it was originally used not only for shipping, but also Christians from all walks of life. The anchor is used in Christian jewelry as a symbol of Jesus as the anchor of the Christian life and hope based on faith in Christ. The anchor is the perfect piece of Christian jewelry for those who spend much time at sea and those who need consistency in their lives.
The Dove: The dove is a symbol of the Holy Spirit. The story says that when Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist the Holy Spirit descended on Jesus in the form of a dove. The dove is a universal symbol of peace and purity. The dove is a perfect baptism gift.
The Lamb of God, the Lamb of God, or Angus Dei, is the earliest representation of Jesus. Jesus was called Angus Dei, where John the Baptist, on seeing him, he proclaimed: “Behold the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world.” The Lamb Christian jewelry has become the symbol of innocence and triumph over sin.
These are just some of the ancient symbols found in Christian jewelry. With stories as diverse symbols so different that it is easy to find the perfect piece to celebrate the individual while celebrating faith.
When Emperor Constantine converted all of Rome to Christianity, the cross has become more widely used in Christian jewelry. Soon, several variants of the cross would. These old forms of the cross has stood the test of time and remain as popular today as they were fifteen hundred years. Some examples of how ancient Christian cross jewelry are:
Latin Cross: The Latin cross is the most used of the cross. The Latin cross is a cross with a long pipe cut slightly above the center by a shorter horizontal bar. The Latin cross with the body of Christ, better known as a crucifix, is used by the Catholic and Orthodox Churches as a representation of Christ’s sacrifice, while the Latin cross, is left blank is used by Protestants as a representation of the resurrection of Christ. The Latin cross is perfect to calm and pious person, because it shows the strength of simplicity.
Cross Greek: The Greek cross, a cross with equilateral arms is the oldest form of the Christian cross. It is used most often by the Greek Orthodox Church, and represents the union of the divine and the human world. The Greek cross is a beautiful piece of Christian jewelry for those of the Eastern Church, and those who want to be slightly different in their jewelry.
The Cross of San Antonio: The Cross of San Antonio, or tau cross is a cross in the shape of the letter T. Some think it’s the shape of the cross that the Romans used crucifixion. The Cross of San Antonio is a perfect Christian jewelry for those looking for discipline in their lives.
Celtic Cross: One of the most popular pieces of jewelry Christians, the Celtic cross is a cross with a circle around the crossbar. The circle is supposed to have originally represented the sun, or possibly the moon, which were worshiped by the Irish before his conversion to Christianity. Today, the Club has come to represent for many the infinite love of God, as shown by the sacrifice of Christ. The Celtic cross is one of the parts most visually stunning jewelry Christians, and you don’t need to be Irish to wear.