Allure of the Maltese Cross

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I’m always on the hunt for jewelry with the Maltese Cross. Introduced by the Knights of Malta in the 1500s, this symbol has not only endured for centuries but has found a place on bracelets and necklaces by Chanel, Versace, Kenneth Jay Lane, Yves Saint Laurent and firefighters everywhere. The original cross’ eight points represent virtues such as love, sincerity and justice and faith–all ideals the knights hoped to achieve. You can find stunning versions on Etsy and a treasure trove when the Gem Show comes to town, this winter!

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