used in combination
You can see the pectoral cross on the neck of almost every person. And it doesn’t matter if he is a true believer or was baptized when he was a baby, but now he wears a cross rather as a decoration or amulet. Such a tradition among our people is to wear the Orthodox cross for baptism. The church believes that the cross is a symbol of faith, one of the most important shrines. And even if we rarely go to the temple, we still carry a crucifix on our chests – in the hope that it will protect us from the evil eye and protect us from all bad things. Therefore, the question of how to choose the right cross is very relevant for Ukrainians. Let’s try to figure it out.
In ancient centuries
When the Christian religion was just in its infancy, no one thought about the cross we were used to. Instead, they wore another symbol – a medallion depicting the Lamb sacrificed. Nevertheless, the cross has always been treated with respect, considered it the most important symbol. In confirmation of this – five facts about the decoration traditional for Ukrainians. Continue reading
Jewelry is most often made of gold, silver, platinum. As well as metals belonging to the platinum group (palladium, rhodium, iridium).
Most often it is, of course, gold and silver. The rest of the above metals are used in precious alloys, primarily to improve the qualities and properties of precious metals (they give gold or silver hardness, luster, durability).
Each jewelry has a sample. A sample is a special brand that indicates the percentage of precious metal in the product. If there is no sample on the product, it means the product is a fake or it was made in a private workshop (in which you should have purchased jewelry).
Gold can be 999, 958, 750, 585, 500, 375 samples. The most common is 585, as it is ideally correlated in terms of price-quality. Continue reading