Museums and individuals worldwide collect large Ethiopian handheld Coptic crosses and bold cross necklace pendants. They feature incredibly beautiful silver and bronze metalwork with compelling designs.
I have been especially intrigued by the small 1 inch or so collectible pendants. This faith jewelry is often ancient-looking and artisan crafted with a rustic edge.
From left to right: Stone, Metal and Wood African Faith Jewelry
These petite crosses are harder to find. But you can find them with diligent searching at arts and crafts fairs, import stores or on internet shopping websites.
Regrettably, my all-time favorite, a half inch long leatherwork Ethiopian cross was stolen from my car. I had stupidly used it to adorn the rearview mirror. I hope that jewelry thief got a blessing.
Pat Thomas for Jewelrystash until next time...