Cross Necklace Styles

Our Top 10 Favorite Cross Necklace Styles

Looking for the perfect cross necklace to add to your collection or gift someone special? We’ve got the perfect design for every type of style.

Cross necklaces

Cross necklaces have been a popular accessory for centuries and are a staple in many people’s jewelry collections. They not only serve as a symbol of faith but also a personalized fashion statement.

With so many styles and designs, finding the perfect cross necklace that fits your style and personality can be tough, but not impossible. That’s why we’ve come up with a list of our top 10 favorite cross necklace styles at JamesAllen.com to make your search easy.

Our Top 10 Most Popular Cross Necklace Styles

Whether you like your jewelry with a bit of extra sparkle or more simple as plain metal, here are the best designs our customers love.

Alternating Diamond Cross Necklace

This modern choice features round diamonds alternating with tapered baguette cut diamonds along a cross shape. It’s the perfect pendant, suspended along an 18-inch cable chain with an extra jump ring at 16 inches for versatility and secures with a lobster clasp. It comes in yellow, white, and rose gold!

14K White Gold Alternating Diamond Cross Necklace
14K White Gold Alternating Diamond Cross Necklace

Duo Cross And Infinity Necklace

This necklace features a sideways cross and infinity pendant that hang 16 and 18 inches below the neckline. It’s the ideal piece for someone who enjoys a layered and minimalist look. This cross necklace is available in the ever-popular yellow gold.

14K Yellow Gold Duo Cross And Infinity Necklace
14K Yellow Gold Duo Cross And Infinity Necklace

Pearl Cross Necklace

Who doesn’t love pearls? The world’s oldest gemstone and a staple for every jewelry box. Our next favorite is a delicate cross necklace, lined with 1.5-2.0mm freshwater seed pearls for a modern take on a timeless look. We love this piece because of its chic aesthetic, and the pearls make it a great gift for those June babies.

14K Yellow Gold Freshwater Cultured Seed Pearl Cross Necklace (1.5-2.0mm)
14K Yellow Gold Freshwater Cultured Seed Pearl Cross Necklace (1.5-2.0mm)

Shared Prong Diamond Cross Necklace

Looking to spend extra on more shine? Look no further than our ultimate diamond cross necklace, available from 0.18ct-1ct. This stunning piece is crafted in 14K white gold with glimmering diamonds set in elegant baskets that beautifully showcase the stones.

14K White Gold Shared Prong Diamond Cross Necklace (1.00 CTW)
14K White Gold Shared Prong Diamond Cross Necklace (1.00 CTW)

Sideways Cross Diamond Necklace

Here’s one for the minimalist who loves a little color and sparkle. This dainty cross worn sideways is a new approach to a timeless look. Set on a gold cable chain, it is the perfect addition to your daily collection. Choose between yellow, white, and rose gold.

14K Rose Gold Sideways Cross Diamond Necklace
14K Rose Gold Sideways Cross Diamond Necklace

Infinity Cross Diamond Necklace

If you’re searching for a statement piece, we believe we’ve got it right here. Our infinity diamond cross necklace has elegant loops of 14K white gold and pavĂ© diamonds form to create this airly and beautiful cross pendant. With a 16-inch cable chain, it’s the perfect standalone necklace.

14K White Gold Infinity Cross Diamond Necklace
14K White Gold Infinity Cross Diamond Necklace

Mini Cutout Cross Disk Necklace

This mini cross necklace is a bestseller for a reason. Not only is it an affordable accessory at $190, but it looks great on everyone. It’s a modern take on a classic style, and can be paired with other chains and necklaces for a layered look.

14K Yellow Gold Mini Cutout Cross Disk Necklace
14K Yellow Gold Mini Cutout Cross Disk Necklace

Moderne Cross Diamond Necklace

This diamond cross necklace is a beautiful display of faith, with unique tapered baguette cut diamonds lining the design with a classic round diamond at the center of the cross. It hangs at 16 or 18 inches and has a lobster clasp. Don’t forget it comes in yellow, white, and rose gold!

14K White Gold Moderne Cross Diamond Necklace
14K White Gold Moderne Cross Diamond Necklace

Sideways Cross Necklace

Next, we have a petit cross positioned sideways in this adjustable necklace finely crafted in 14K gold and secured with a spring clasp. This is a minimalist favorite, as the cross is small and dainty on a thin cable chain. This specific piece also has a pair of matching cross earrings, if you’re looking for a symbolic gift for someone special.

14K Yellow Gold Sideways Cross Necklace
14K Yellow Gold Sideways Cross Necklace

Fancy Black Enamel Accent Cross

A style you can truly cherish, this enamel cross pendant looks elegant alone and will seamlessly accompany any piece of your collection. It has a bolder, more modern look, and can be paired with a chain of your choice as it comes as a standalone piece.

FAQs

Are James Allen cross necklaces made of real gold and diamonds?

Yes, our cross necklaces are made of real gold and diamonds. We also offer a variety of materials to fit different budgets and preferences.

What does a cross necklace mean?

Usually, a cross necklace is a sign of faith, particularly for Christians. However, it can be said that cross necklaces have become fashionable to those who aren’t of this faith.

When should you wear your cross necklace?

When to wear your cross necklace is entirely up to you. There are no rules on when to wear it, so feel free to wear it on special occasions or daily.

Is it OK to shower with your cross necklace on?

Wearing jewelry in the shower, ocean, and swimming pool is risky as it can easily be damaged or lost. It’s highly recommended to remove your jewelry before entering the water.

Why wear a sideways cross necklace?

A sideways cross necklace or a horizontal cross necklace is seen by Christians as a symbol of Jesus achieving his salvation and not having to carry the burden of the cross anymore. Therefore, it’s perfectly acceptable to wear a sideways cross necklace.

Happy Shopping

We hope you found the necklace you’ve been searching for. If not, we still have plenty of stunning cross necklace styles for you to explore. Check them out here at JamesAllen.com.

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