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How to Style a Crucifix Pendant

How to Style a Crucifix Pendant

Key Insights
  • Choosing Your Crucifix Pendant 
  • Gold Color 
  • Gold Composition 
  • Iced or Plain 
  • Popular Chain Styles to Pair with a Crucifix 
  • Rope Chain
  • Micro Cuban Link Chain
  • Micro Tennis Necklace 
  • Franco Chain 
  • Figaro Chain 
  • Selecting the Right Chain Size 
  • Secure the Fastest-Selling Crucifix Pendant in the Game for Your Chain

The crucifix represents a timeless symbol that holds deep spiritual significance for many around the world. For others, this iconic imagery of Jesus on a cross is worn as a tribute to timeless jewelry styles and the craftsmanship behind them. 

No matter which way you look at it, they’re still as popular as ever. At GLD, they’re one of our fastest sellers, and they can accentuate any type of fit. 

If you’re considering buying a crucifix pendant or you’ve already ordered one for yourself, you might be looking for some tips to style it to help you look your best. We got you. Today, we’re going to run down some of our favorite styles that feature a crucifix hanging from your chain. 

Let’s begin by selecting the best crucifix pendant for your style. 

Choosing Your Crucifix Pendant 

When you’re looking at options for the right crucifix pendant that complements your sense of style, there are 3 key factors to keep in mind. These include: 

Gold Color 

Typically, when you’re looking for a crucifix, you’ll find them made with yellow gold or white gold

Yellow gold is the classic color that most people think of when they hear the word "gold." Yellow gold gets its color from being mixed with metals like copper and zinc. This blend gives it that lovely, warm, and rich hue that many adore. It's been a popular choice for centuries, and it has a timeless appeal.

White gold is an alloy created by combining pure gold with white-toned metals like nickel, palladium, or silver, and it's often coated with a thin layer of rhodium. This gives white gold its stunning silvery-white appearance with a cooler or icier effect than yellow gold. 

If you want to keep your metals consistent, choose one that matches your existing jewelry. Conversely, you could also experiment with two-toned looks and mix and match your metals for an eye-catching getup. 

Gold Composition 

Once you’ve selected your metal color, you’ll need to decide whether you want to purchase a gold plated, vermeil, or solid gold crucifix. The more actual gold in the piece, the more it will cost, but also the more valuable the investment. 

If you’re shopping for a crucifix pendant for fashion, a gold plated one will provide you with exactly what you’re looking for. However, if you’re considering one that can be an heirloom that you’ll pass down for generations, you may want to opt for something like solid gold. There’s nothing wrong with either option, and it ultimately depends on your preference. 

Iced or Plain 

Last, but most definitely not least, do you want your crucifix pendant to be iced out in stones or finished in sleek, plain gold? 

Due to the intricate details in most crucifix pendants, any stones are carefully placed to add a tasteful extra bit of drip to your fit. For example, an Icon Cross Pendant matches the style of a traditional crucifix, but with a bigger and bolder cross and stones around Jesus’s robe. 

If you don’t want to add any ice to the crucifix, plain gold will still upgrade your fit with ease. Let the metals do the talking and make the statement for you. 

Popular Chain Styles to Pair with a Crucifix 

Rope Chain

Like a crucifix pendant, the rope chain is a timeless style that never looks overplayed. Metal strands are intertwined and twisted carefully to recreate the appearance of an actual rope. If you don’t want to play guessing games with pairing chains and pendants, or you’re an admirer of the classics, this combo is your go-to. 

Micro Cuban Link Chain

Another iconic chain style, the Micro Cuban Link takes the slanted, interlocked links of a traditional Miami Cuban and downscales them to a slimmer profile that still looks fresh. You can easily hang your crucifix of choice on a Micro Cuban for any occasion. 

Micro Tennis Necklace 

A Micro Tennis Necklace is a slim, shine-boosting necklace style that features a row of small, evenly-spaced stones. This design resembles the classic tennis bracelet, hence the name, but in a necklace form. The gemstones are usually held in place by a simple prong or bezel setting, which allows light to pass through, maximizing the amount of light they catch and reflect. 

Franco Chain 

A Franco chain is a popular and stylish type of chain necklace characterized by its unique, tightly-linked design. It's made up of interlocking, V-shaped links that form a continuous, smooth chain with a distinct, squared-off appearance. Franco chains are known for their strength, durability, and flexibility, making them a perfect go-to choice for everyday wear. 

Figaro Chain 

A Figaro chain is a classic and elegant type of chain necklace known for its distinct pattern and timeless appeal. It features a series of flattened, circular links arranged in a specific pattern, typically with one larger link followed by a set of smaller links (usually two or three). This alternating pattern creates an eye-catching and versatile look that upgrades fits for both men and women.

Selecting the Right Chain Size 

When you’re shopping chains, you’ll see them measured out in two dimensions: Length (in inches) and width (in millimeters). While length won’t affect most pendants, width will. Choose a chain that’s roughly 3-4mm in width so that you don’t have to play any guessing games with fitting your pendant. 

If you want to learn more about chain lengths, check out our guide: How to Find the Perfect Chain Size to Fit Your Style

Secure the Fastest-Selling Crucifix Pendant in the Game for Your Chain

As we mentioned above, crucifix pendants are some of the fastest sellers at GLD. We hook it up with the finest gold detailing and the shiniest metals and stones you can possibly find. When you’re looking to upgrade your fit with that perfect drip, we got you. Every time. 

Shop our full collection of pendants today to get some inspiration for your style, or hit us up anytime to learn more.