THE ETHIOPIAN CROSS | an artegia collection
These stunning necklaces carry a unique pendant, the Ethiopian Cross, originating from Ethiopia, which symbolizes Christianity. Ethiopia is the second country in Africa to convert in Christianity and it has been a religion that rooted strongly in its culture ever since. This pendant is often given to each person after their baptism as a symbol of their faith.The cross often looks like a rotated square or circular shape, but what makes it most interesting is that each cross looks completely different, of the finest pieces, no two are made the same, by tradition.
As ArteGia loves to display pieces that carry cultural stories, the symbolism of the cross is just as important as its beauty. And with a more globalizing world, it is evident to share these cultures and to not lose them into obscurity. All Ethiopian cross necklaces can be worn by both men and women.