Flowery Indian Cross

Flowery Indian Cross

Nasrani Cross & Floury Cross

Flowery Indian cross necklace – handmade and recycled silver 100 year old sterling silver Florin

Amongst the oldest Christian communities of the world.  Saint Thomas Christian crosses are an ancient cross symbol that belonged to the original community of Saint Thomas Christians of India, who trace their origins to the evangelistic activity of St Thomas the apostle in the 1st century.  aka Mar Thoma Sleeva (Saint Thomas Cross).

Unlike crosses in other traditions, the St. Thomas Cross does not carry the effigy of the Christ. In addition to this unique quality, each of its elements carry symbolic meanings. The Cross symbolises life rather than death and suffering.  The four edges of the cross are floral in shape, symbolising fruition and life from the tree of life.    The lotus flower on the cross is a symbol of India. A cultural adaptation of local imagery, the cross fixed on the lotus would symbolize Christianity in India in the first century. The lotus is also a Puranic holy flower, anything offered on the leaves of lotus is considered to be auspicious.

I have lovingly crafted each cross pendant from a 100 year old silver florin.  For instance, the one above is over a century old, created in 1902.  The coins themselves are the perfect medium for this beautiful design, inline with a love of nature using these coins is the perfect ethical and green solution. No new silver is destructively ‘mined’ and old, uncollectible pure silver coins are saved from the ‘melting pot’ of bullion merchants. This protects their history and ensures their stories live on.

Once the design is freehand sketched on to the coin, it is hand cut and carved using traditional hand saws, chisels and files. This traditional process allows me to have a close connection to each piece. This also gives the added bonus of each piece being completely unique.  Each cross is individually handmade and recycled in Cambridge, England.

Size : Approx 24 mm * 17 mm

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Nasrani Cross & Floury Cross

Flowery Indian cross necklace – handmade and recycled silver 100 year old sterling silver Florin

Amongst the oldest Christian communities of the world.  Saint Thomas Christian crosses are an ancient cross symbol that belonged to the original community of Saint Thomas Christians of India, who trace their origins to the evangelistic activity of St Thomas the apostle in the 1st century.  aka Mar Thoma Sleeva (Saint Thomas Cross).

Unlike crosses in other traditions, the St. Thomas Cross does not carry the effigy of the Christ. In addition to this unique quality, each of its elements carry symbolic meanings. The Cross symbolises life rather than death and suffering.  The four edges of the cross are floral in shape, symbolising fruition and life from the tree of life.    The lotus flower on the cross is a symbol of India. A cultural adaptation of local imagery, the cross fixed on the lotus would symbolize Christianity in India in the first century. The lotus is also a Puranic holy flower, anything offered on the leaves of lotus is considered to be auspicious.

I have lovingly crafted each cross pendant from a 100 year old silver florin.  For instance, the one above is over a century old, created in 1902.  The coins themselves are the perfect medium for this beautiful design, inline with a love of nature using these coins is the perfect ethical and green solution. No new silver is destructively ‘mined’ and old, uncollectible pure silver coins are saved from the ‘melting pot’ of bullion merchants. This protects their history and ensures their stories live on.

Once the design is freehand sketched on to the coin, it is hand cut and carved using traditional hand saws, chisels and files. This traditional process allows me to have a close connection to each piece. This also gives the added bonus of each piece being completely unique.  Each cross is individually handmade and recycled in Cambridge, England.

Size : Approx 24 mm * 17 mm

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NECKLACE INFORMATION

Many of the necklace / pendant designs are complete. These designs have a sterling silver chain attached to the pendant from both sides. This design is perfect for looking in a mirror to fasten the necklace. It also makes a fabulous feature of the handmade hook catch (and star if chosen).  The necklace length you choose includes the length of the actual pendant. Do not worry about the pendant dimensions we will take care of your order. Order the necklace length you would normally wear and the necklace you receive will sit in the perfect position..

 

BRACELET INFORMATION

Extra small : approx 170 mm

Small size : approx 185 mm

Medium size : approx 195 mm

Large size : approx 210 mm (good size if you want a looser dangly medium fit)

XL size approx 225 mm (includes an extra link; i.e. another lovely flower, butterfly, bird, etc section custom made)

XXL size approx 250 mm ((includes an extra two links; i.e. another couple of lovely flower, butterfly, bird, etc sections custom made)

Ring Sizes.

A local jeweller will happily provide you the ring size you require for the desired finger you wish to adorn! Its a quick, easy, simple process we all offer!However if you are buying a surprise gift please fee free to download this simple ring size guide to help.

Silver Chain lengths size guide

Silver chain lengths are many and various.  Mostly it comes down to two factors your size and individual style.  These will determine whats going to suit you at the times you are wearing it.  Click the link to see a guide of the most popular sizes and how they look, comparatively.