Here is a remarkable vintage 14K yellow gold, 3D “Faith, Hope and Charity Charm” Heart, Cross, Anchor bracelet charm. You get three charms in one! This is a very well made and an exceptional example of this charm. This 14K yellow gold heart, cross, and anchor would make a wonderful addition to a charm bracelet or collection.
PRECIOUS METAL: 14K yellow Gold
MEASUREMENTS: 1/2″ to 5/8″ each charm
WEIGHT: 2.0 grams
CONDITION: Excellent, pre-owned
The Cross The cross on the pendant is generally a Latin Cross, or “crux immissa”. It is the symbol of Christianity, although it was a pagan symbol representing the sun god Apollo long before the founding of the Christian Church. It represents the cross on which Jesus Christ died and has come to symbolize Christian faith.
The Anchor The anchor represented safety to sailors, a way to safeguard their ships during a storm so there was a better chance for survival. Christians adopted the symbol to mean hope in future existence. The first Christian reference to this use is in the Bible in Hebrews 6:19-20, where hope is “an anchor of the soul…”
The Heart A Valentine’s Day card in 1910 was the first time the traditional heart shape represented love. Before then, many believed the heart was the force that drove the human mind; hence, it represented the soul, the place from which human feelings come.
The Three Symbols Together The cross and anchor together were first used in Christian catacombs to represent hope based on the belief in Jesus Christ. The heart was added later to represent charity. The three symbols together represent the Christian tenants of faith, hope, and charity.
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