Cross is a religious symbol of Christianity. It also represents the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. In some countries with Christian culture, planting a small cross is used to mark the fatal accidents site.
But now, cross can be used as personal jewelry shape. Not only Christian has jewelry in this shape, but also millions of people love to collect thing with cross shape.
How to Choose Accessories?
Imagine that you are choosing a dress from wardrobe. Why are you choosing that dress instead of the others? You choose it because you love to wear it on that day.
Now, same like dress, you choose jewelry because you want to wear it on that day. But remember to matches your jewelry with your outfit. Also, make sure that the jewelry is appropriate for the event/occasion that you are going to attend. Don’t wear oversize jewelry in boardroom, or your boss will have to lift his eyebrow whenever you enter the room.
Price is also important thing to consider when you are buying jewelry. Instead of diamond, choose white gold or sterling silver (still elegant, but not too expensive). Decide your budget and stick on it.
Some people have allergy on several metal such as nickel, iron, copper, or gold-plated. Make sure you always check the jewelry before you purchase it (in case you have allergy).
Another important thing to remember, the jewelry must suits your personal fashion style. Just be yourself when it comes to fashion section.
Sterling Silver Jewelry
Sterling silver is a combination between pure silver and copper. Why mixed it with copper? Pure silver is soft and easily damageable material. So, to make it becomes a tougher material, pure silver was combines with other variant metals. Nowadays, sterling silver is used widely for all kinds of jewelry.
How to Clean and Care Sterling Silver
Here are some tips that can help you caring your precious sterling silver jewelry.
1. Avoid direct contact between sterling silver jewelry with harsh household chemicals, such as ammonia or chlorine.
2. Store your jewelry when you are not wearing them. Open air and sunshine can cause the sterling silver tarnish quickly.
3. Put the sterling silver jewelry in bag, pouch or jewelry box. This is to prevent it from rubbing with other jewelry.
4. Clean the sterling silver with a soft cloth or cotton. Then, gently rub it several times.
5. You also can use polishing cloth to remove light dirt and fingerprints.
Celtic Cross Accessories
Celtic art is very famous because of their tribal looks, mysterious characteristic, and unrepresentative pictures. The Celtic art often come in geometrical decoration and interlace pattern. The Celtic art occasionally uses symmetry and avoid using straight lines. The result is super complex symbol that sometimes makes people guess the meaning of the pattern.
Gold Cross Accessories
Gold is precious metal that would not out of style, works in nearly every shape, and doesn’t react with other materials or elements to create tarnish. This makes gold is save to wear and purchase (if you are planning to do some investment).
Birthstone Cross Accessories
Garnet has red color, as the Zodiac Stone for constellation of Aquarius and the Day Stone for Tuesday. Garnet symbolize strength, prosperity, and health.
Amethyst has violet-purple color. Amethyst is Zodiac Stone for constellation of Pisces and the Day Stone for Wednesday. It symbolize sobriety, security, spirituality, and wisdom.
The aqua blue Aquamarine is a variety of mineral beryl. Aquamarine is Zodiac Stone for constellation of Scorpio. This stone symbolize beauty, loyalty, and happiness.
One of the four precious germs, diamond, which is Zodiac Stone for constellation of Aries and Season Stone for Winter.
Another precious germs, Emerald has deep green color and also variety of mineral beryl. It is also Zodiac Stone for the constellation of Cancer and the Season Stone for Spring. Emerald symbolize patience, understanding, and foresight.
Alexandrite color can changing from violet to green. It is Zodiac Stone for the constellation of Gemini. It symbolize balance, confidence, and joy.
Also one of the four precious germs. Ruby has deep red color and is variety of the mineral corundum. It is Zodiac Stone for the constellation of Leo and the Season Stone for Summer. It symbolize love, success, integrity, passion, and promise.
Peridot is variety of mineral olivine and has yellow-green color. It is Zodiac Stone for the constellation of Libra and the Day Stone for Friday. It symbolize dignity, protection, and fame.
Sapphire is the last precious germs. Traditionally, the color is blue but Sapphire can come in different color of rainbow. Sapphire is also Zodiac Stone for the constellation of Taurus and the Season Stone for Autumn. Sapphire symbolize truth, sincerity, commitment, and loyalty.
Opal is the Zodiac Stone for the constellation of Aries and Scorpio. It symbolize hope, faith, and confidence.
Topaz has unique golden color. Topaz is the Zodiac Stone for the constellation of Sagittarius and the Day Stone for Sunday. Topaz symbolize strength, wisdom, and courage.
Tanzanite is variety of mineral zoisite and has blue lavender color. It is the Day Stone for Wednesday. It symbolize contentment and understanding.