Beautiful dainty 22k gold plated cross from Turkey with gold plated pyrite beads, turquoise beads and a gold plated clasp, measures approximately 16 inches in length.
Cross: Variations of the cross were used in antiquity as a religious symbol, in cultures from Europeans in the Bronze Age, to Ancient Egyptians, even on 5th century Persian tomb openings for kings, which were in the shape of a cross. During Roman times, the cross gained notoriety as a horrific method of public execution. Since the crucifixion of Jesus by the Romans, the cross has become recognized across the world as a symbol of Christianity.
Turquoise: A stone greatly valued by Ancient Egypt, Iraq, Tibet, Turkey and the Native American cultures, worn for protection and symbolic of prosperity. It supports connection with the soul’s intuitive knowledge; repels negativity and harmful influences, activates self-confidence, success and creativity. It assists to balance emotions, provide serenity and facilitates a peaceful environment. Chakra: Throat
Pyrite: A stone of protection and manifestation, it attracts abundance and prosperity in all areas of life; supports self-confidence, willpower and vitality; creates a defensive shield from negative energies. Inspires creativity. Chakra: Third Eye and Solar Plexus