The gold sideways cross necklace has quickly evolved in its short history, and now comes in many different colors, shapes, and sizes. This type of necklace is recognizable by having a cross, that instead of hanging vertically as a pendant, is extended sideways and attached at each end to the gold chain of the necklace.
Why Gold Sideways Cross Necklaces Are Selling Like Hotcakes
Women all over the world seem to have gone gaga over this delicately and simply designed jewelry ever since famous female Hollywood celebrities began wearing it. It must be this public attention that this necklace has received; that is likely why many jewelry and accessories manufacturers are taking the opportunity to design a wide variety of different types and shapes of sideways cross in different grades of gold as well as other metals and colors.
It’s no wonder that these necklaces are selling like hotcakes. The sideways cross necklace is a simple and elegant jewelry that suits any type of outfit. Whether one wants to go trendy, sophisticated or funky, its simplicity makes it very easy to be mixed and matched. Some even layer it with other necklaces or wear it on its own.
The First of Many Sideways Cross Styles
There have already been many claims as to who made this design first and where it originated. However, Kathy Rose is said to have first designed the original sideways cross necklace just a few short years ago. This was the exact design that celebrities like Kourtney Kardashian and Vanessa Hudgens wore.
The thing to note is that this first sideways hanging cross that really gained popularity was a design made in gold. Since then, many other styles of this cross necklace have captured the hearts of women across the globe.
5 Most Popular Styles of Gold Side Cross Necklaces
Here are the 5 of the most popular styles of this necklace made of gold, that are worthy of marketers’, sellers’ and jewelry lovers’ attention.
1. Slim Sideways Cross Gold Necklace With Slim Gold Chain
This was the first and original release of the side cross necklace. Since its first release until now, this has continued to be the most popular design chosen by people who order this jewelry. The simplicity and delicacy of the slim chain with the slim sideways cross all in gold make this style very wearable.
2. Studded Side Cross Gold Necklace
Instead of a simple and plain gold cross, this style has a studded cross. It can either be diamonds or swarovski crystals that are used as studs. Some other designs also come in colored semi-precious crystals or rhinestones. The diamond cross necklace is the most popular. This has also gained a great following for women who want a more sophisticated look of the sideways cross necklace.
3. Gold Chained With Colored Sideways Cross
The combination of a bright-colored cross and gold chain creates a quirky effect to the traditional design of this necklace. The colored cross makes this style suitable for the younger market like little girls and teen-agers, but would still definitely fit any age. It goes perfectly with a dress that has the same color of the cross or basically any type of outfit. Neon colored crosses are also a trend.
4. Thick Gold Cross Necklace
Just as the slim cross first grew in popularity, newer, heavier designs are now on the rise. These more substantial pieces of gold make a bolder statement, and still stand out when worn together with other chains and necklaces.
5. Yellow, Rose, and White Gold Necklaces
Gold has several tones or shades. There’s rose gold, white gold, and yellow gold. Crosses are made in each of these gold colors, and some are even designed with two types of gold in one piece. One type of two-toned design features a different tone for the chain and another gold tone for the cross. Another has two tones of gold in the cross itself.
With these 5 popular styles, many women have begun to wear the side cross necklace in various ways. It seems like this trend is not going away soon and might just become a classic go-to style in wearing accessories.