The eye-catching designs of Susan Shaw’s Jerusalem cross necklaces and pendants make them a popular choice for those looking for a unique and beautiful way to express the faith they live by. This selection of jewelry features a timeless insignia through carefully crafted pieces made exclusively in her Texan workshop.
This gorgeous collection also boasts pearl drop earrings, earring studs, gold-plated necklaces, rings and bracelets, all depicting this treasured illustration of faith and fashioned to make a statement for the wearer.
For centuries, this item has been a display of faith. It is one of the most recognizable emblems in the world. Its format has five crosses formed together: one is large that divides the symbol into quarters and four smaller ones, each with their own quadrant.
According to some historians, the four smaller denotations represent Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, and the larger of these embodies Christ. Others state that this portrays the spread of the gospel to the four corners of the Earth. Meanwhile, theories have suggested the five cruciform represent the five wounds that Christ sustained when He was crucified. The four small pieces symbolize the four wounds of Jesus’s hands and feet, while the large signifies His pierced heart. People worldwide wear this as an emblem for protection and representation of faith, which means it will have a different meaning for everyone.
Historians also state that several royal members – like the Prince of Wales (aka King Edward VII), the Duke of York (aka King George V), and Kaiser Friedrich III – had the symbol tattooed on their bodies when they visited the city of David in the 19th Century.
Those also looking to display their faith or admiration of this genuinely special emblem, Susan Shaw handcrafts delicate, elegant pendants and bracelets, along with other accessories. The boutique range also features a stunning collection of Maltese designs.