French Victorian Long Guard Chain Necklace Cross of Lorraine Accents, Silver

The Cross of Lorraine is an emblem of the town of Lorraine, in eastern France, and was used by the Dukes of Lorraine. It was used as a symbol and sign of French patriotism, giving hope and ambition to the people of this part of the country, as it was annexed to Germany between 1871 and 1918. This piece was made around 1880, most likely in response to this event. 

This antique silver link chain and cross necklace was handcrafted in France. The charms on this necklace feature two different motifs. One design is a thistle and leaves with the Cross of Lorraine layered over the top. The second design features the Cross of Lorraine set between two holy angel’s wings and a crown. It’s a beautiful piece, with each charm measuring 15 x 9 x 3 mm. It is 52 inches in length and weighs 19.8 grams. It is unmarked and has been acid tested. 

During the Crusades, the cross was carried by the original Knights Templar, which was granted to them by the Patriarch of Jerusalem. It’s related to the Crusader’s Cross, used by the heroin, Joan of Arc. During the Renaissance, hermetic alchemists used this cross to mean earth and spirit. This chain necklace represents a variety of meanings all of which are romantic and brave. I’d love for you to don this symbolic chain around your neck! 

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Item ID:CN1116214V

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