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Diamond Russian Cross for Him 'Virgin Mary's Tear' Series, 585 Rose & White Gold
Diamond Orthodox Cross Pendant
- 585 (14kt) rose gold, 585 (14kt) white gold
- 37mm | 1-29/64"
- 20mm | 25/32"
This orthodox cross for a man features contrasting rose gold and white gold. The cross is decorated with a meaningful symbols and inscriptions in Church Slavonic language praising the Christ and Christianity:
Diamond - a tiny diamond, mounted atop this cross, symbolizes the tears of the Virgin shed when her son Jesus was crucified; INЦI - inscription INЦI comes from 'Іисус Назарянинъ, Царь Іудейскій' (Church Slavonic for 'Jesus the Nazarene, King of the Jews') to reflect the historical background of the crucifixion of Christ ordered by the procurator of Judea Pontius Pilate; IC XC- acronym signifying 'Іисусъ Христосъ' (Church Slavonic for 'Jesus Christ'); СНЪ БЖЙ - acronym signifying 'Сынъ Божiй' (Church Slavonic for 'Son of God'); Г.Г. - stands for 'Golgotha'; NИКА - derivative of the Greek verb 'nikē - conquest'. This word at the base of the cross is reminiscent of the Appearance of the Cross with the inscription 'In this sign thou shalt conquer' before the Emperor Constantine to signify the triumph of Christ over death and hell; МЛРБ - acronym signifying 'Место лобно рай бысть' (Church Slavonic for 'Executioner's place is become paradise'); SKULL - symbolizes the ashes of Adam, the First Man, and the Progenitor of the Human Race. According to a legend, the skull at the base of the Cross is that of Adam and the blood shed by Christ over it had cleansed the humankind of sin and brought it salvation.