You might think that religious jewelry looks all the same or that design choices are not good. But if you do, you’d be wrong. Your faith is a serious matter, but how you express that faith doesn’t have to be stuffy and boring. It is possible to express your faith and at the same time show that you possess a personal sense of style. Faith and fashion can go together and finding ways for them to do so gives you a chance to show the world part of what makes you uniquely YOU.
Take the cross pendant as an example. Most girls grew up wearing a single cross pendant on a single gold or silver chain – and that is still an attractive style. But it is far from the only way to wear the ubiquitous symbol of Christianity. Here are a few ways to mix things up a little.
1. The possibilities are charming
Bracelets are enjoying a current wave of popularity right now. Big and chunky is in. That means that you can hang your cross from any of your existing bracelets to give them a whole new look. Or, you could add your pendant to a charm bracelet. If you don’t already own a charm bracelet, now might be a good time to pick one up – especially since you won’t need to pay for a charm since ou have one hanging on your cross necklace!
2. No one can wear just one
The days of wearing just one chain around your neck are long gone. Today, women are wearing multiple chains of varying length all at once, with all kinds of pendants. In fact, half the fun is changing the pendants according to your mood or fashion of the day. Religious jewelry isn’t stuffy – it’s as unique as your own sense of style.
3. Drop it a line Give your cross pendant a new place to live. Silver and gold chains are great –especially as mentioned above, in layers – but they aren’t the only place to dangle your cross. Colored leather cords are also fun. Wearing it short and tight as a choker is a little funky and ensures that no one will miss seeing it. Wearing it longer and swaying says you are relaxed but definitely grounded. How you wear your cross can be different every day.
4. The more the merrier
It isn’t only fun to wear several chains – it’s also fun to wear several cross pendants at once, on a single chain or several. Wearing multiple crosses is interesting. People will want to take a closer look. If you like, you could hang a couple of crosses along with a saint’s medal or a religious pin. Mixing heart pendants and crosses is another terrific way to express your faith through religious jewelry.
Don’t assume that you can only enjoy wearing your cross on Sunday mornings in a demure sort of way. Your faith is who you are. Find ways to let that shine through. The
Printery House invites you to take a look at the wide selection of crosses and other religious jewelry they have to offer. Choose one style or several and say something personal about your faith today.
Jewelry is an easy way to add a special touch to an outfit, but it is also a way to express a little bit of who you are. Whether you choose chunky jewelry or delicate and understated pieces, jewelry reflects something about the wearer. Catholic religious jewelry can also be a reminder to yourself and others that you are a person of faith.
Wearing a piece of jewelry connected to your faith can be a constant reminder that you are more than just another person walking through life. You are a child of the Most High God. Like a signet ring on a king, a piece of Catholic religious jewelry can help you remember that you belong to the One who has all authority. On some days it can be hard to remember that you are not walking through life on your own. How welcome on those days is a small piece of jewelry that helps you keep life’s challenges in proper perspective!
But faith-related jewelry isn’t a reminder to you alone. You may put on a necklace, tie pin or bracelet and then forget you are wearing it. Not so for all the people you encounter through the day. They will notice your chosen article and make note that you are a person with faith in God and love for the Son. They may even comment or ask you about it. What a great opportunity then to tell someone else about the triune
God whom you serve! All because you chose to put on a piece of jewelry that has meaning.
Women often choose to wear cross necklaces and bracelets. Thankfully, there are as many styles of cross jewelry as there are personalities. There are simple stainless crosses on silver chains. There are ornate crosses. Crosses can be large or small. Sometimes they are elegant and set pendant-style on a bright-colored background. There is a cross necklace to match every fashion taste.
Women aren’t the only ones who need encouragement in their faith through the day, there are masculine cross necklaces for men too. The Father and Son cross necklace is one example of this. This silver-toned necklace has a cut out cross superimposed upon an outer cross representing Jesus and the Father together in the work of Calvary. The Shield of Faith is another example of a masculine piece of Catholic religious jewelry. This silver necklace boasts a small shield pendant with a cross on one side and the
words of Joshua 1:9 on the back “Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged; for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”
Catholic religious jewelry makes an ideal gift for any occasion or no occasion at all. Necklaces, bracelets and tie pins with symbols of Christian faith are great for birthdays, Christmas, Easter, anniversaries, or graduations. But they are also good to give ‘just because’. Why not send one to a college student to let them know you are thinking of them and praying for them as they are trying out their faith on their own for the first
time? A friend who lives far away might be blessed to receive a gift that speaks about the faith you share.
Catholic religious jewelry can be purchased at Christian bookstores and gift shops as well as online at vendors such as The Printery House. You don’t need a reason. Life gives us a million reasons to surround ourselves with what is beautiful and encouraging.