Wednesday, March 23, 2016

World-renowned religious symbol takes on a stunning change of meaning.

In Ancient Roman times, the “cross” was associated with shame and public ridicule. Common criminals were crucified as a form of punishment. But then, with the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his resurrection, the effect on his millions of followers led to a dramatic reversal of the symbolism of the cross.

The “cross” became a symbol of God's Love. Today, crosses are worn as a pendants by millions of men and women. Among the cross pendants that are so popular among believers are those created by talented Native American jewelry artist. Their works range from simple silver cruciforms to joyful products featuring semi-precious gemstones and intricate and colorful shell overlay.

Native American cross pendants are widely available and very affordable. Many Native American art galleries offer them in outlets across the Southwestern United States, starting as low as $35.. As with almost everything else as well, Navajo, Zuni and Kewa Indian cross pendants are offered worldwide through online galleries, such as, that work directly with the artists who create them.