Inspired by the beloved hymn, "The Old Rugged Cross" this wearable artwork takes its inspiration from Jake Weidmann's life-sized carving of a cross that illuminates this hymn for a new generation.
"Then Jesus told his disciples, 'If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.'" - Matthew 16:24
Following the unique, one-of-a-kind craftsmanship that is EH tradition, the Heirloom Cross represents a lifetime of faithful dedication to its message and the honing of our artistic skill to do justice by it.
Like our other unique hand-carved designs, the Heirloom Cross first began as a wax carving which was meticulously sculpted by artist Jake Weidmann under a high-powered microscope. It was then cast into precious metals and set with a diamond in the center of the cross, held by abundant flourishing acanthus leaf which clings to the cross, just as we also cling to the emblem of suffering and shame.
Acanthus leaf has long served as a symbol of on-going friendship and/or relationship, especially within the art of heraldic tradition. Here, too, the acanthus leaf represents the friendship we have with God the Father through the Son of Man, securing our eternal heritage through the blood of Christ.
With this as our first-ever stone-set design, we chose the diamond for it’s long-standing representation of life, light and reflection of the sun -- and in this case -- the Son, who is the Light of the World and the Light of Life (John 8:12). Diamonds embody purity, perfection and invincible spiritual power. Additionally, it is the stone of commitment, faithfulness, and covenant promise.
This design was initially hand-carved by Artist and Master Penman Jake Weidmann. From his original hand-carved wax design, we then cast reproductions, set the diamond, and polish each by hand. You can find more of Jake's artistry at JakeWeidmann.com
Choose between 14k yellow gold, 14k rose gold, 14k white gold, or bright Tiffany-grade silver-57 with matching chain; including the option of a 10k or 14k chain.
CHAIN + PENDANT DETAIL
The EH Cross is assembled on a solid 1mm lustrous wheat chain with a lobster clasp. Cross pendant measures approximately 1 inch in length.
Round, G color, SI1 diamond. .07 karats. Approximately 2.25mm in diameter.
GIFTS + PACKAGING
Our jewelry collection is shipped in our custom Heirloom Blue boxes printed in gold foil. If purchasing multiple pieces, they will be packaged three designs to a box. If you are purchasing gifts and would like your designs packaged separately, please specify in the Notes to Seller at checkout.
Every design is made to order and takes 2 weeks to process after placing your order. We are carefully crafting excellence!