Crux Quadrata (Greek Cross)
Prayer Box, Equal-Armed Cross, also referred to as the square cross, the balanced cross, and the peaceful cross, are all names for the Greek Cross which is found in ancient cultures, predating Christianity. These Sterling Silver Cross earrings are "distressed", symbolic of the persecution and agony of the Greek Christians throughout history. Lightweight, they are hung from short, Sterling Silver lever back wires to keep them close to the ear. Hand constructed of 24G Sterling Silver, the earrings are not heavy.
Prayers take many Forms. They can be a prayer learned as a child, recited every day that we can remember. They can be a rush of emotion followed by a plea. They can also be just a few words, one or two even, whispered in the privacy of our own hearts and minds.
The “prayer boxes” I use in my work have been used for hundreds of years. Those few words, uttered in hope, in support, or to banish fear or confusion. Within my prayer boxes I have either engraved or written words of prayer, or if you will, plea’s to my God, to myself, and to the great Universe that surrounds us. Prayer boxes have been around for hundreds, perhaps thousands of years. They hold all of the good, the hope, and potential outcomes from within our hearts and our souls. They have great meaning and Power. I use them in my work to impart the sense and strength of the words written within. I hope that they will lift up your Spirit when you wear them, as they have lifted up my Spirit in gifting them to you.
Earrings have remained popular for more than 7000 years, and originated in ancient Asia. Egyptians would once wear earrings to signify the fact they were wealthy or of a higher class. However, in ancient Rome, earrings were worn only by slaves, and in ancient Greece by prostitutes.