For over three centuries, the French cross has been a popular accessory for jewelry and decoration. It first gained popularity as a symbol of faith in Christianity during the time of the Holy Roman Emperor Charles V and has since remained popular through time. There is a variety of styles, sizes and colors available on the market today, making it easy to add a unique flare to your wardrobe. Most people will find that they can easily incorporate the French cross into their existing jewelry collection.
During the history of jewelry, the French cross has played a significant role. For example, the French Revolution began with the deposition of King Louis XIV. In reaction, he decreed that all Christians who were not fasting should wear a gold cross pendant. At this point, the French cross became associated with the nobility and clergy. Because of this association, the pendants soon came to be referred to as “prestidigos” or “jewelry of royalty”. Today, French cross pendants can be found in a variety of expensive private collections throughout the world.
Other variations of the cross include the traditional one with two intersecting gold bars, called the Val-de-Marne; the one with three gold bars, called the Meuse-Buche; and the one with four gold bars, also known as the Meuse-Buche-Rouge. The traditional pattern for the French cross also included a heart with a crown resting atop it. However, different versions have been developed depending on the design of the cross pendant. Some are made with hearts, pearls, leaves or other flowers as accents.
In addition to their use as an accessory for necklaces and bracelets, these beautiful French crosses are also popular as wall decor. Commonly used in parc properties, such as country homes, farmhouses and vineyards, they can add class and warmth to the property. As with any accessory, they can help to bring a feeling of elegance and quality to the home. One advantage to placing one of these accessories in the parc itself, rather than putting it on the house is that water can be used to clean the accessory without running the risk of damaging the frame or the metal.
The style of the French cross pendant should match the other elements of the parc. Some of these accessories are very elaborate and take up significant amounts of space, such as a large panel. Other smaller items, such as handbags, small sculptures and figurines, can take up less space. Another consideration is that of the specific color of the cross. For example, a parc may be designed in a classic white, but if the center piece is made from stained glass and included in a unique color pattern, it would not blend as well with the white, and could even be seen as a contrast.
There are many variations on the layout of a French cross, based on many factors. One of these factors is the location of the stone within the structure. In many cases, parc owners have incorporated certain key elements into the design of the stone to help create a more harmonious setting within their vacation property. For example, the stone may be placed in a courtyard between two larger stones, such as the aforementioned “maisons-laffitte, maisons-laffitte (felines), parc.” In this configuration, the smaller stone, which is a replica of the larger stone, creates a focal point for the courtyard.
In other configurations, the stone is placed directly in front of a patio, as in the “parc romantie” at Villers-sur-Mer. Within the courtyard, smaller stones (and larger stones as well) are put in place in order to form a circle. Within this circle, you will see smaller bouches-du-rh neu (stones). This arrangement serves to create more depth and height within the garden and along the seine-saint-denis.
The most common, and arguably the most beautiful, configuration of French crosses is one in which the smaller stones are of one color (usually gold, ivory or cream), while larger stones are of various hues. In this case, all the bouches-du-rh neu will be the same color; however, they will be arranged in different patterns around the patio. The most common use of this type of arrangement is to surround a pool or pond. If you have a fountain or water feature, it is a nice touch to have the flowerbeds are the same hue as the water itself. Whatever your decision may be, you are sure to enjoy the beauty of these unique flowers.