IC XC NIKA Cross

IC XC NIKA Cross

IC XC NIKA Cross necklace – handmade and recycled silver 100 year old sterling silver Florin

In Eastern Christianity, the most widely used Christogram is a four-letter abbreviation, ΙϹ ΧϹ—a traditional abbreviation of the Greek words for “Jesus Christ” (i.e., the first and last letters of each of the words “ΙΗϹΟΥϹ ΧΡΙϹΤΟϹ”  NIKA means conquers, derived from Greek mythology’s Nike, the goddess of victory.

The top bar symbolizes the sign that was hung above the head of Christ, it was written: “Jesus of Nazareth, King of the Jews”.  The lower bar is the foot-rest. According to the Russian Orthodox tradition the feet are depicted as being nailed not at one point but individually at the two sides of the footrest.  The slanted line reminds us of the two thieves on both sides of the cross. One of them to the right of Christ ascended to Heaven, while the other one sank to Hell. Thus bottom bar of the cross is like the scale of justice and its points show the way to the Hell and Heaven.  Other names for the symbol include the Russian cross, and Slavonic or Suppedaneum cross.

At the foot of the cross is the skull of Adam.  Traditionally, it is believed that Jesus was crucified at the same spot where Adam was buried.  Symbolically, blood of Christ on the cross flows down onto the skull.  This represents Christ’s sacrifice washing away the original sin of mankind set into motion by Adam in the Genesis.  The skull connects mankind’s fall and eventual salvation.

I have lovingly crafted each cross pendant from a 100 year old silver florin.  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 the history and ensures their stories live on.

It is hand cut, carved and engraved 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 30 mm * 20 mm

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IC XC NIKA Cross

IC XC NIKA Cross necklace – handmade and recycled silver 100 year old sterling silver Florin

In Eastern Christianity, the most widely used Christogram is a four-letter abbreviation, ΙϹ ΧϹ—a traditional abbreviation of the Greek words for “Jesus Christ” (i.e., the first and last letters of each of the words “ΙΗϹΟΥϹ ΧΡΙϹΤΟϹ”  NIKA means conquers, derived from Greek mythology’s Nike, the goddess of victory.

The top bar symbolizes the sign that was hung above the head of Christ, it was written: “Jesus of Nazareth, King of the Jews”.  The lower bar is the foot-rest. According to the Russian Orthodox tradition the feet are depicted as being nailed not at one point but individually at the two sides of the footrest.  The slanted line reminds us of the two thieves on both sides of the cross. One of them to the right of Christ ascended to Heaven, while the other one sank to Hell. Thus bottom bar of the cross is like the scale of justice and its points show the way to the Hell and Heaven.  Other names for the symbol include the Russian cross, and Slavonic or Suppedaneum cross.

At the foot of the cross is the skull of Adam.  Traditionally, it is believed that Jesus was crucified at the same spot where Adam was buried.  Symbolically, blood of Christ on the cross flows down onto the skull.  This represents Christ’s sacrifice washing away the original sin of mankind set into motion by Adam in the Genesis.  The skull connects mankind’s fall and eventual salvation.

I have lovingly crafted each cross pendant from a 100 year old silver florin.  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 the history and ensures their stories live on.

It is hand cut, carved and engraved 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 30 mm * 20 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.