What is a Sideways Cross Ring?
A sideways cross ring is a ring that features the cross symbol. Typically the cross is incorporated into the band of the ring, making the cross appear to sit sideways.
While jewelry featuring the cross symbol has been around for generations, incorporating a sideways cross is a newer style of jewelry that has skyrocketed in fashion over the past few years, catching on with celebrities, fashionistas, and stylish people around the world. And sideways cross rings are no exception. And as these continue to grow in popularity, more and more people are asking with curiosity, What is the sideways cross ring meaning?
What is the Meaning of a Sideways Cross Ring?
As with any ring, or any jewelry piece for that matter, the meaning and symbolism behind it varies depending on the wearer. Wearing a cross may have religious significance, or may be for the simple beauty of the cross symbol itself. Or perhaps it’s a bit of both.
Some people choose to wear a sideways cross ring as a symbol, and even a reminder, of their Christian faith. And because rings are often shared as an illustration and communication of love as with wedding rings, engagement rings, and friendship rings, many couples and individuals express their love with another by giving the gift of a side cross ring. Sometimes both parties in the couple wear matching rings with sideways crosses, as a demonstration of their commitment and faith to one another.
Some other interpretations of the sideways cross ring that have been expressed include:
- A symbol of commitment to ones faith and love with God
- A symbol of commitment to ones faith and love with another person
- A desire to hold the cross symbol and ones personal Christian beliefs in their hand at all times
- A physical, visual reminder of ones spiritual faith, and love of life and mankind, in good times and bad
- A simple yet elegant design that is attractive and fashionable
Types of Sideways Cross Rings
Sideways cross rings are designed in a broad range of styles and types, in silver, gold, or platinum, with or without diamonds or other gemstones. And they are available in a wide range of prices as well, so you’re sure to find one that fits your budget.
And keep in mind that these rings aren’t for women only. There is also an array of sideways cross rings for men, such as the stunning 18K gold mens ring with sapphires and a diamond cross pictured here.
This particular ring can be customized to your specific preferences, including 14k or 18k gold or platinum, yellow or white gold band, or even different gemstones if sapphires aren’t your first choice. It comes in men’s sizes 4 – 11.