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'Eternal Life' Russian Cross with Diamond 'Virgin Mary's Tear' Series, 585 Rose & White Gold
Diamond Orthodox Cross Pendant
- 585 (14kt) rose gold, 585 (14kt) white gold
- 26mm | 1-1/32"
- 10mm | 25/64"
This amazing two-tone 585 gold 'Eternal Life' Russian cross is edged with a laser cutwork ornament. It is adorned by the biblical symbols of high significance. The cross bears a miniature crucified Jesus and a tiny diamond symbolizes the tears of the Virgin shed when her son Jesus was crucified. The circle behind the Corpus (Latin for 'body') represents the crown of thorns that the Roman legionnaires placed on the head of Jesus and symbolizes an Eternal Life. The acronym IC XC signifies 'Іисусъ Христосъ' (Church Slavonic for 'Jesus Christ'). The word 'NИКА' (from the Greek verb nikē - conquest) commemorates the appearance of the Cross with the inscription 'In this sign thou shalt conquer' before the Emperor Constantine. Reverse of the cross carries the inscription 'Спаси и Сохрани' (Russian for 'Protect and Save'[me, oh my God]) to ward off the evil eye and dissolve negative energy. Due to design and size this body cross is recommended for women and teenage girls.