I'd appreciate any answers to the following two related questions. My previous cross (i.e. neck cross) has gone walkabout, mysteriously dropping from my chain somewhere and is nowhere to be found, so I want to replace it. First question is, can anyone recommend a good web site to buy one from? I particularly like 3 bar crosses such as St. Olga's, St. Vladimir's etc. which are very hard to find in Britain. I've seen a number of sites that sell such crosses, but I'd like to know if anybody can recommend any in particular, and why if possible.
Second question is, is it really necessary that it be gold? I'm not a great fan of gold, particularly the yellow variety (even my wedding band is rose gold) and would much prefer a silver one. My wife, however, seems to think that having a silver cross would somehow be a sign that I wasn't serious about my faith (clearly not true). Being an ex-Protestant convert I still have, it has to be said, a favouritism toward 'humbler' materials which might be colouring my judgement here, but I really don't see what the metal has to do with anything. I do, however, recall people at the Greek parish where I used to worship stating that the cross had to be gold when my son was baptised (which it was, but it came from his na+Ãƒâ€ Ã¢â‚¬â„¢a).
I realise the second question is possibly a weird sounding thing to ask, but any help would genuinely be appreciated. Thanks in advance.