This regal cross is inspired by Queen Tamar Mlke of Vaspourakan. Along with her husband King Gagik Artsrouni, she was a benefactor of the Holy Cross Cathedral in Akhtamar island, and helped preserve a historically significant manuscript which became known as the Gospel of Queen Mlke (862 AD).
The hand-enameled botanical ornamentation on this cross resembles the illustrations from her gospel. The center stone is an Olivine Bohemian crystal, and it represents the life-giving nature of the cross, and the Amethyst color gives a royal appearance. The rope design represents strength and flexibility. This piece is suspended from a soft rope chain.
Style Number: CRN260
Length: 30" to 33"
Chain Thickness: 1/8"
Finish: 24K Gold plated/Enamel
Stone: Bohemian crystals in Amethyst and Olivine
Packaging: Pouch and gift box