While teaching at the University of Colorado in 1951, James Avery designed and crafted the Plain Latin Cross. The inspiration for this first cross design came from a Southwestern Pueblo Indian Cross that he admired for its strength and simplicity. Soon after, James Avery began making crosses for others and his business began to grow. Today, we are pleased to continue this legacy with a collection of religious jewelry, each made with the same care and conviction as the first. The Plain Latin Cross has remained in our line ever since, inspiring a collection of Latin Crosses over the years.
Few other signs or symbols exist that are as widely recognized or hold as much meaning as the Latin Cross. It is the form of the cross on which Christ died and is used worldwide to symbolize Christianity. Whether it’s being incorporated into other designs like butterflies and hearts, the Latin Cross is iconic in its simplicity, making each design a meaningful symbol of faith to wear each day.
From our sterling silver Latin Cross available in our crosslet rings to our diamond Latin Cross and our 14K gold Latin Cross, our selection of this cross design is available to fit every style and occasion. They also come in a variety of sizes: small, medium and large pendants – as well as rings available in extended sizes from 2-13 (whole and half sizes). These designs make meaningful gifts for him or her, and each piece features varying amounts of detail so you can find one that will fit their unique style. Not sure which one to choose? We’re always happy to help at 1-800-283-1770 or CustomerService@jamesavery.com.