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What's around your neck?
« on: January 01, 2013, 03:37:06 PM »
Crosses, medallions, and other PDP (public displays of piety) in jewellery form! Optionally with photographic evidence. ;)

Day-to-day I wear this:



It's sterling silver (equally beautiful with some tarnish among the carvings) with a cabochon amethyst in the centre. It was one of the first things I bought when I moved to the UK, nearly six years ago. Unfortunately, the manufacturers have fallen victim to the hard times.

Last year I also bought myself this one, which I alternate for variety's sake.
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Re: What's around your neck?
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2013, 03:45:32 PM »


I also have a chain with a few Russian mini-icons, but I can't find it.
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Re: What's around your neck?
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2013, 03:45:42 PM »
Hair. (Un)fortunately I'm well equipped with them.

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Re: What's around your neck?
« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2013, 03:51:26 PM »
Sorry it's so big. :)
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Re: What's around your neck?
« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2013, 04:22:23 PM »
I wear a Celtic cross and a medallion of St. Benedict of Nursia.

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Re: What's around your neck?
« Reply #5 on: January 01, 2013, 04:23:03 PM »
Just a t-shirt -- I find necklaces frustrating and irritating to wear (though I'm like that about jewelry generally) :)

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Re: What's around your neck?
« Reply #6 on: January 01, 2013, 04:43:21 PM »
This is what I have currently.
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Re: What's around your neck?
« Reply #7 on: January 01, 2013, 04:44:15 PM »
This is what my son wears
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Re: What's around your neck?
« Reply #8 on: January 01, 2013, 05:29:01 PM »
This is what I have currently.

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Re: What's around your neck?
« Reply #9 on: January 01, 2013, 05:39:25 PM »
This isn't actually a picture of mine but it is the same thing or close to it (mine looks better somehow).
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Re: What's around your neck?
« Reply #10 on: January 01, 2013, 05:43:57 PM »
This, given to me by a friend at my chrismation.



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This design incorporates the St. Andrew Cross with extensive lettering "King of Glory" appears in Slavonic abbreviation at the top. IC XC for "Jesus Christ" is on the upper cross bar, "Sn Bzhii" for "Son of God" on the lower cross bar. At the base there is a skull with a G and an A on either side for "the skull of Adam", and the letters MLRB for "the place of the skull has become Paradise". To the left of the upright is a spear, and the right a staff with a sponge. On the reverse side is the Slavonic verse, "Let God arise…" Tradition teaches that when the Apostle Andrew preached in southern Russia he placed a life-size three-bar cross at his side. While explaining the Last Judgment he tilted the foot plate to signify that those on the right side of Christ will go up into heaven and those on the left will go down into hell.
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Re: What's around your neck?
« Reply #11 on: January 01, 2013, 05:49:54 PM »
^Awesome :)

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Re: What's around your neck?
« Reply #12 on: January 01, 2013, 05:51:11 PM »
Mine's attached.

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Re: What's around your neck?
« Reply #13 on: January 01, 2013, 08:30:07 PM »
Attached below  :angel:
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Re: What's around your neck?
« Reply #14 on: January 01, 2013, 08:53:37 PM »
Is that first one supposed to be a guitar pick? How cool is that! ;D
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Re: What's around your neck?
« Reply #15 on: January 01, 2013, 09:01:20 PM »
Is that first one supposed to be a guitar pick? How cool is that! ;D

hehe yeah
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Re: What's around your neck?
« Reply #16 on: January 01, 2013, 11:32:19 PM »
My cross is very similar to this one except mine is silver and the knotwork is a little more detailed.

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Re: What's around your neck?
« Reply #17 on: January 02, 2013, 08:11:31 AM »
Hair. (Un)fortunately I'm well equipped with them.
I burst out laugh when I read it. But I won't share my personal opinion regarding this topic

Attached below  :angel:
So cool! Interesting mix ;)

This, given to me by a friend at my chrismation.
Full of symbolism :)


I'm attaching my cross, althoguh it's nothing special. I used to wear woodden one but 1,5 year ago I lost it (even 2 times). But I like my current one. Of course, very occassionaly  I wear also necklaces
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Re: What's around your neck?
« Reply #18 on: January 02, 2013, 08:14:25 AM »
I lost my baptismal cross when I was 14, to a faulty clasp accident. I'm still mourning it. :-\
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Re: What's around your neck?
« Reply #19 on: January 02, 2013, 10:52:13 AM »
My cross is very similar to this one except mine is silver and the knotwork is a little more detailed.



This is very similar to mine as well. Beautiful!

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Re: What's around your neck?
« Reply #20 on: January 02, 2013, 10:59:10 AM »
Is it ok when I believerwears a seraphim around his/her neck?? :

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Re: What's around your neck?
« Reply #21 on: January 02, 2013, 10:59:35 AM »
Crosses, medallions, and other PDP (public displays of piety) in jewellery form! Optionally with photographic evidence. ;)

Day-to-day I wear this:



It's sterling silver (equally beautiful with some tarnish among the carvings) with a cabochon amethyst in the centre. It was one of the first things I bought when I moved to the UK, nearly six years ago. Unfortunately, the manufacturers have fallen victim to the hard times.

Last year I also bought myself this one, which I alternate for variety's sake.


I <3 this!  :)
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Re: What's around your neck?
« Reply #22 on: January 02, 2013, 11:02:51 AM »
deadalbatross.jpg
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Re: What's around your neck?
« Reply #23 on: January 02, 2013, 12:06:01 PM »
deadalbatross.jpg
The very deep did rot: O Christ!
That ever this should be!
Yea, slimy things did crawl with legs
Upon the slimy sea.

About, about, in reel and rout
The death-fires danced at night;
The water, like a witch's oils,
Burnt green, and blue and white.

And some in dreams assurèd were
Of the Spirit that plagued us so;
Nine fathom deep he had followed us
From the land of mist and snow.

And every tongue, through utter drought,
Was withered at the root;
We could not speak, no more than if
We had been choked with soot.

Ah! well a-day! what evil looks
Had I from old and young!
Instead of the cross, the Albatross
About my neck was hung.


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Re: What's around your neck?
« Reply #24 on: January 02, 2013, 12:11:24 PM »
deadalbatross.jpg

Great way to work those traps! :P
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« Reply #25 on: January 02, 2013, 12:12:36 PM »
"ALL THE GODS OF THE HINDUS ARE DEMONS HAHAHAHAHA!!"

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« Reply #26 on: January 02, 2013, 12:42:11 PM »
Is it ok when I believerwears a seraphim around his/her neck?? :

http://www.gallerybyzantium.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=31_35&products_id=24

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« Reply #27 on: January 02, 2013, 04:57:16 PM »
Is it ok when I believerwears a seraphim around his/her neck?? :

http://www.gallerybyzantium.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=31_35&products_id=24

Are you really, really, really holy? x3?

 I asked this question because it's not uncommon that you wear an little icon around your neck as well.
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« Reply #28 on: January 02, 2013, 05:18:03 PM »

I think the seraphim is beautiful....but, a bit on the pricey side.
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I think the seraphim is beautiful....but, a bit on the pricey side.
Yes, but there's also a silver one for only $62.92!;)):

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« Reply #30 on: January 02, 2013, 06:13:40 PM »
Is it ok when I believerwears a seraphim around his/her neck?? :

http://www.gallerybyzantium.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=31_35&products_id=24

Are you really, really, really holy? x3?

 I asked this question because it's not uncommon that you wear an little icon around your neck as well.

I was alluding to the triumphal hymn. :)

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Re: What's around your neck?
« Reply #31 on: January 02, 2013, 06:15:31 PM »
When I was in school, the thing to have was a giant head of Christ with an equal-armed Cross behind it. Popular with Italians. Also, they used to have good sterling silver crosses you could get from department store catalogs. The price of metal has gone up so much, though, they cost ten times what they used to. I used to dream about getting a really nice cross. Now they run $165. Good luck with that. :(
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« Reply #32 on: January 02, 2013, 06:18:28 PM »
When I was in school, the thing to have was a giant head of Christ with an equal-armed Cross behind it. Popular with Italians. Also, they used to have good sterling silver crosses you could get from department store catalogs. The price of metal has gone up so much, though, they cost ten times what they used to. I used to dream about getting a really nice cross. Now they run $165. Good luck with that. :(

I've been seeing something like that on some kids at colleges... People with giant wood necklaces with giant wood beads with giant Jesus heads.

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« Reply #33 on: January 02, 2013, 06:22:38 PM »
When I was in school, the thing to have was a giant head of Christ with an equal-armed Cross behind it. Popular with Italians. Also, they used to have good sterling silver crosses you could get from department store catalogs. The price of metal has gone up so much, though, they cost ten times what they used to. I used to dream about getting a really nice cross. Now they run $165. Good luck with that. :(

This is not a bad collection. I'm also fond of the olivewood pendants found here, but international shipping would probably be prohibitive.
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« Reply #34 on: January 02, 2013, 06:39:13 PM »
When I was in school, the thing to have was a giant head of Christ with an equal-armed Cross behind it. Popular with Italians. Also, they used to have good sterling silver crosses you could get from department store catalogs. The price of metal has gone up so much, though, they cost ten times what they used to. I used to dream about getting a really nice cross. Now they run $165. Good luck with that. :(

This is not a bad collection. I'm also fond of the olivewood pendants found here, but international shipping would probably be prohibitive.

Those look good! Thanks. :)
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« Reply #35 on: January 02, 2013, 07:27:57 PM »
My baptismal cross (which has the Protection of the Theotokos on the other side), and an icon-pendant of St. Seraphim of Sarov I received as a baptismal gift from my godfather. :)

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« Reply #36 on: January 02, 2013, 07:28:49 PM »
Attached below  :angel:


I have that cross too. It's simple compared to most, but I like it quite a bit.

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« Reply #38 on: January 13, 2013, 02:33:46 AM »


It's the cross that I received for my chrismation, and the first cross I've ever been given to wear.  My godfather wanted to buy me a silver or gold cross before my chrismation, but I didn't want one that was too grandiose.  A woman had this one in her purse that night and asked me if I wanted it, and I accepted.  It's not too big, and it's not made of gold, but I love it.  At first, I was a bit disappointed that I didn't get one that was more extravagant, but after switching it with other crosses (which all ended up as gifts to friends,) and nearly losing this thing, I've come to realize that it's my cross and I love it.  I want to be buried with this thing on, and chances are that I will, since I wear it so often.

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« Reply #39 on: January 13, 2013, 05:48:32 AM »


It's the cross that I received for my chrismation, and the first cross I've ever been given to wear . . . .

I've come to realize that it's my cross and I love it.  I want to be buried with this thing on, and chances are that I will, since I wear it so often.

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« Reply #40 on: January 13, 2013, 06:22:02 AM »
I wear a St. Xenia medal, St Xenia cross, and a Theotokos medal. I found the Xenia medal on eBay of all places. This Russian guy living in Israel was selling it. It is almost exactly a copy of the icon of her on my wall.

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« Reply #41 on: January 13, 2013, 07:03:49 AM »
Collectible items.

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« Reply #42 on: January 13, 2013, 03:11:44 PM »
My Baptismal Cross, and Icon of the Theotokos, and my Wedding Ring.
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« Reply #43 on: January 13, 2013, 03:19:30 PM »


Like this. My "Chrismational cross" if that can be called as such. This seems to be some kind of standard model for baptismal crosses in Finland.

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