Faith Based Jewelry — A Symbol Of Devotion

By Coleen Rossi August 6, 2010 catholic jewelry, catholic mom jewelry 5 Comments

Creating the Trinity Cross as a faith based jewelry piece has been a journey among journeys.  I was inspired to create the piece because of a string of synchronistic events that literally led me to the piece.

Because the Trinity Cross came into my life at the most perfect moment, and because this has happened to many others who wear it, I know that there is something mystical that lives inside the symbol of the Cross.

There is a rich history that tells the tale of faith based jewelry pieces.  Thousands of years ago when Christians were being persecuted for their beliefs, the Roman Empire used a person’s jewelry to identify them.  A Cross, a Rosary or a Fish meant that you would be singled out and tortured, even killed.  And so, like any tale of a martyr, the jewelry became a symbol of strength and devotion as well.  I believe that this devotion lives on through to today.

Even my dear friend, Sister Mary Beth Lloyd says that the one belonging that she has had all these years is the cross she wears.  It symbolizes all of life’s trials, struggles and pain while being a reminder of rebirth and grace.

Why is it important to have a symbol of faith?  Your faith and grace live within you.  No piece of metal or jewel can take that away or add to it; but it can remind you and others.  This representation that is on the outside of you also lives within.  It’s a journey, a choice and an offering all at once.

Running a business I find it easy to get lost in my day-to-day muck.  Working between children’s appointments, lunches to be made and play dates and the life of household management when you are single means that my head gets lost in the material aspects of my life.  I’m swimming in mud and, only for a moment, blind to the reality of what got me to that moment.   But, my Trinity Cross reminds me that I’m all here and my faith lives and is as bright as ever!

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The Trinity Cross Collection is about inspiring hope and miracles where needed. We work with organizations all over the world, offering them a high percentage of profit from each sale of a Trinity Cross as a donation to their cause.  Visit the Hope Wall to see the latest projects we’re involved in and organizations that we’re benefiting!

If you have a story of hope that you’d like to share, I’d love to hear it.  Share your story here, and I’ll put it up on my Stories of Hope wall!

As always,

Coleen

Leave A Comment Below (5 Comments)

  1. Becky lafave

    I just ment you at women of faith  meeting in az and i love the neclac so much i gave it to some one special i would like to buy one for my self in the rope but i dont seenit on your site . Were can i buy it?

  2. Shirley W. Naese

    I came across your necklace in a gift shop where we had lunch. It was not a cocidence that I saw it and bought it. When I saw Trinity Cross my first thoughts as being a christian since I was 13 years old was The Father , The Son , and The Holy Spirit. The God Head of The Bible.I've had many crosses to bear in my life time and this has really had in inspiration to me. My cross has a chain but I'd like to have one with the 10 black strings. It could not only represent the 10 commandments but the black color represents the sin in our life before God cleansd us the chain could also represent where H e washed us white as snow. It has really moved me. I beleive it was no accident that I came in contac t with it today as m y husband and I are facing a family crisis in our life now. God is true and faithful and makes no mistakes.

     

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