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Earth Cross Necklace, Christian Sun Dove Ichthys Blue Handmade Jewelry

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The meaningful LOVE THE EARTH handmade necklace is a perfect jewelry gift for the Christian woman who loves our Mother Earth and is concerned about the rampant degradation of the environment.  The one of a kind necklace features a unique pewter earth cross covered with raised symbols of life, star cut blue sodalite gemstones, light blue Czech glass spacers and sterling silver.  Hand cast in the U.S. from high quality, lead free pewter, the cross is covered with detailed symbolism, all things that help support life on earth.  From top to bottom is the sun, a dove of peace, the ichthys (an important Christian fish symbol) and a flower.  On the crossbar, at either side of the bird, are sheaves of wheat.  Stylized corn plants can be found at the end of each crossbar and at the bottom of the cross.  The symbols are raised against an oxidized background, creating wonderful texture.  The cross glows like heirloom sterling silver, much prettier in real life than in the photos.  The back of the cross is smooth and unoxidized.  For extra security, the cross is attached to the main body of the necklace with two heavy gauge jump rings..
Representing the ocean and the sky are blue sodalite gemstones (ocean) and light blue Czech glass spacers (sky).  Sodalite is known for its shades of rich blue color, ranging from dark blue to a pale blue, and usually contains white veins or streaking.  The sodalite used in the necklace is faceted in what is called a star cut, eye-catching sparkle as the angle of the light changes.  To represent the Holy Trinity, the sodalite is grouped in threes.  The groups are separated by small light blue Czech glass spacer beads and small sterling silver beads.  A dotted sterling silver hook clasp set finishes the gorgeous necklace.  Carefully designed and handmade by Catherine of Shadow Dog Designs, the LOVE THE EARTH cross necklace was created for the woman who loves the earth, loves the Almighty and loves wearing one of a kind artisan jewelry!  

  • Earth cross:  app. 48 mm x 36 mm (1.89” x 1.42”); lead free pewter
  • Star cut blue sodalite gemstones:  app. 8 mm (0.31”)
  • Sky blue Czech glass spacers:  app. 3 mm (0.12”)
  • Metal:  lead free pewter and sterling silver
  • Clasp:  dotted sterling silver hook clasp set
  • Length:  app. 18.5” / 47.0 cm
  • Pendant drop:  app. 2” / 5.1 cm, including the sterling jump rings

***  For a better understanding of the relative size of the earth cross pendant and blue sodalite used to create the one of a kind LOVE THE EARTH necklace, please be sure to check out photo # 3 for a size comparison with a quarter.

Crosses are a symbol of atonement and reminds Christians of God's love in sacrificing his own son for humanity. Pewter is believed to be very grounding, bringing the wearer back to reality.  Sodalite is said to dispel fears and promote a clear, insightful mind bringing inner peace.  Even though man made, glass is said to carry the energies of transformation, rebirth and communication. Silver is a metal of love and healing; it is a mirror to the soul, helping us to see ourselves as others see us. 

The LOVE THE EARTH artisan necklace was carefully designed and handmade in a dog friendly, smoke free studio.  The necklace will come with two informational drop tags: one with the piece's name; the other lists the materials used in the necklace and the language of the stones and metals. It will be carefully packed in an organza jewelry bag, perfect for gift giving to a loved one . . . or to yourself!   
***  The beautiful jewelry in my shop is photographed outside in natural light.  Please be aware that not all computer monitors show colors exactly the same. The colors of the components used to create each piece of jewelry are extremely close to the actual color on my own monitor. They may appear lighter or darker on yours.


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