Silver Jerusalem Cross
This Cross is made in Bethlehem the Holy Land , it is very special gift made out of Silver,it contains Blue Opal stones as it is shown in the pictures, and written Jerusalem on the back of the cross as it is shown in the pictures.
Silver Type: 925 Stones : Opal
This cross is written Jerusalem on the back of the cross
Meaning Of Jerusalem Cross
The Jerusalem cross or The Holy Land cross, also known as Crusaders’ cross or the “Five-fold Cross”, is a heraldic cross or Christian symbol consisting of a large cross potent surrounded by four smaller plain crosses, one in each quadrant. It is not to be confused with the Lorraine cross, which has also been called the “Jerusalem cross”. There are variants to the design, also known as “Jerusalem cross”, with either the four crosslets also in the form of Crosses potent, or conversely with the central cross also in the form of a plain cross.
The design originates with the coat of arms worn by Godfrey of Bouillon during the First Crusade, and it remained in use as the arms of the King Of Jerusalem throughout their duration (1099–1291).
The symbolism of the five-fold cross is variously given as the Five Wounds of Christ, Christ and the four quarters of the world, or Christ and the four evangelists. The arms of the King of Jerusalem featured gold on silver, a metal on a metal, and thus broke the heraldic Rule of Tincture; this was justified by the fact that Jerusalem was so holy, it was above ordinary rules. The gold and silver were also connected to Psalms 68:14, which mentions a “dove covered in silver, and her feathers with yellow gold”. The symbolism of five crosses representing the Five Wounds is first recorded earlier in the 11th century, with the consecration of the St Brelade’s Church under the patronage of Robert of Normandy (before 1035); the crosses are incised in the church’s altar stone.
The Latin Empire of 1204–1261 used an extended variant of the Jerusalem cross, where each of the four crosslets was itself surrounded by four smaller crosslets (a “Jerusalem cross of Jerusalem crosses”).
In late medieval heraldry, after the failure of the Crusades, the Crusader’s cross was used for various Crusader states. The 14th-century Book of All Kingdoms uses it as the flag of Sebastia. At about the same time, the Pizzigano chart uses it as the flag of Tbilisi (based on the latter example, the Crusader’s cross was adopted as the flag of Georgia in 2004).
Carlo Maggi, a Venetian nobleman who had visited Jerusalem and was made a knight of the Order Of the Holy Sepulcher in the early 1570s, included the Jerusalem cross in his coat of arms.
There is a historiographical tradition that Peter the Great flew a flag with a variant of the Jerusalem cross in his campaign in the White Sea in 1693.
Meaning Of Opal Stone
The stone name opal comes from the Sanskrit word “upala” for stone, or precious stone. There are seemingly endless varieties of opal, ranging from opaque common opal to fiery precious opal.
Opal is a stone of inspiration which enhances imagination and creativity. It can bring inspiration to projects and to life and Spirit. Its own spirit is at times like that of a child spontaneously playing, dashing color where ever it pleases. Carrying this imaginative spontaneity into the realm of you life can bring strong creativity.
Opal has a larger proportion of water in it than most stones and is considered a water stone. This can help ease the effort of handling change in life. Like water rolls over and past rocks and roots in its way, the energy of opal can help continue on your path regardless of obstacles. During times of transformation, this is an invaluable energy to work with and hold close to your heart.
Mentally, opal is said to enhance memory. It is also used to decrease confusion.
In the psychic or spiritual realm opal is used for high spiritual crystal energy vibrations. It is said to be able to help one be “invisible” in situations where one doesn’t want to be noticed. This could be used in astral journeying as well as in daily life. It is also said to be able to help pick up thoughts and feelings and enhance them. It is also a protective stone, said to be particularly protective in dangerous places. Opal is used in lightwork as a stone for strong and safe dreamwork.
Emotionally, opal brings its water energy to enhance self-esteem and sense of self-worth. It can help bring these to the surface of your life in spite of anything else going on under the surface. This aligned with the inspiring love energies can help you release damaging inhibitions and access your true spiritual nature. Opal is also used to bring happy dreams and avoid nightmares. It is a soothing stone which can calm turbutlent emotions and bring a deep sense of hope and inner peace.
Opal is said to be a stone for love. It brings the inspiration of love into a stagnant heart chakra and brings renewal. This can take the form of fiery sensual love or gentler unconditional love and any shade of love in between. Opal is also said to bring fidelity to love.
Traditionally in crystal healing opal has been considered good for headaches, eyesight, Parkinson’s disease, blood, insulin regulation, PMS, and the immune system. Note that healing crystal meanings are spiritual supports to healing and are not prescriptions or healthcare information.
Opal is often associated with the Heart Chakra and Crown Chakra, but varied color opals are also related to the additional chakras.
All types of opal tend to share these energies in common, along with their own spiritual and unique energies.
Colors of Opal :Colorless, white, yellow, red, orange, green, brown, black, blue, pink
Lustre: Vitreous, Waxy, Greasy, Dull.