CROSS SHIELD PENDANT 2763DESIGN DORANNE JEWELRY The Cross Shield Pendant is a Design Doranne Original. The Pendant features a kite style shield that bears a silver heraldic cross in relief in its center, placed within a golden checker board field. The Cross Shield Pendant measures approximately 1 inch wide and 1.5 inches tall and comes on a 26 1/2" black changeable cord.
Original designs copyrighted by Design Doranne and distributed by YTC Summit Collection.
In medieval times, the cross was primarily a religious symbol for Christianity, but it also had other significance.
In many different forms it appeared in heraldry as a simple "charge" (design) on a shield, being a very conspicuous shape and therefore easy to identify at a distance (the whole purpose of medieval heraldry).