The cross with the bottom point longer than the rest, is seen by Christians as a symbol of great power and reverence. Christians believe Jesus Christ to be the son of God, yet he was raised on earth by Joseph and Mary. He taught people about heaven and eternal life, how there was nothing to fear in life and death, and that we should love one another and treat everyone with the same respect. As his reputation grew, word reached the Romans, and in the end Pontius Pilate sentenced Jesus to be crucified. Crucifixion is a long and painful death, yet Jesus chose to give himself up to the Roman soldiers, even though he had seen into his own future.
In this act the crucifix can be seen as a symbol of ultimate faith. Jesus knew he would die but he knew that that was what must happen for the greater good of the people. So he was following the will of God. People from many walks of life now wear crucifixes to show their faith, and to symbolise their belief that through true sacrifice and listening to the higher voice inside themselves they can attain freedom, spiritual nourishment and beauty in their lives.
Manufacturer: Peter Stone
Dimensions: 37 mm top to bottom of cross. And 22 mm across
Weight: 4.96 grams
Other information: Made from sterling silver. Chain sold separately.
Dictionary Terms Explained
- Christianity, fertility, luck
The fish symbol has strong links with the Christian tradition, where it features in numerous guises, as well as being universally recognised by cultures throughout the world.
For Christians, a fish is perhaps most famous as being the earliest known symbol of Christ. The letters in the Greek word Ichthus were believed by Christians to represent the first letters of the words, "Iesu Christos Theou Uios Soter" - or "Jesus Christ God's Son Saviour."
There are numerous mentions of fish in the Bible. For example, Jesus was referred to as being a "fisher of men", and his act of feeding the hungry five thousand people was achieved using five loaves and two fishes. Today it's still an icon steeped in symbolism and is used by followers of Christianity to signify their beliefs and celebrate Christ. As such, fish symbols are often seen decorating the back of cars, or worn as badges or pendants.
In other parts of the world, fish are regarded as symbols of water - the element in which they live - and representatives of life and fertility. This is due to their reputation as being powerfully reproductive and for laying huge numbers of eggs. In China, they're also seen as a symbol of plenty and good luck.
Peter Stone Jewellery
- High quality jewellery manufacturer
The Peter Stone Company purchases raw silver and produces their own true .925 sterling silver alloy in their own factory. All rings are cast to size and craftsmen cut and inlay each stone for a perfect fit. Every piece of jewellery created is hand polished not tumble polished, which leads to a high quality finish that is noticeably different.
Peter Koslowski had been working on merchant ships since 1983 while living in Sri Lanka and was fortunate to be exposed to an abundance of precious stones and he began to purchase and trade them, as well as silver. During this period he also studied gemology and jewellery making in a number of countries. This then lead to the founding of the Peter Stone Company in 1992 in Bangkok, Thailand, where he still resides.
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