Reversible Orthodox cross made of 585 (14-karat) two-tone gold with many fine details skillfully highlighted by the Russian engraver. This unique pendant with fancy bail is an excellent choice for those looking for either a christening cross and an orthodox icon pendant. The size and design of this cross make it ideal for men.
Crucifix on the front is adorned with inscriptions in Church Slavic language: IC XC Сынъ Бжiй (Jesus Christ, Son of God), ЦС (The King of Glory), the word NИКА originates from the Greek word nikē-conquest and commemorates the Appearance of the Cross before the Emperor Constantine with the inscription "In this sign thou shalt conquer". It signifies the triumph of Christ over death and hell. According a legend the skull at the base of the Cross is that of Adam and the blood of Christ shed over if cleansed all humankind of sin and brought it salvation. On the reverse side of the cross is depicted St. Nicholas the Wonderworker - Patron saint of children, businessmen and sailors.