A heraldic cross, the Jerusalem Cross consists of 5 crosses. Surrounding the large center cross, are 4 smaller crosses.
It was recognized as the emblem and the coat of arms of the Kingdom of Jerusalem in the late 13th century. First recognized in the 11th century, the large central cross came to represent the Five Wounds of Jesus Christ. The 4 smaller crosses (one in each quadrant) represent Mathew, Mark, Luke and John (the 4 Evangelists). The design traces its roots to the Crusades.
Some say that these symbols also represent the Greek Cross.
Our pendant measures 1-1/2 inches high (1-9/16 with the loop) by 1-1/4 inch wide. Because it is made of high quality solid brass, it is quite substantial, weighing about 1/2 ounce. It arrives on a 32 inch twisted cord (wearable as a 16-inch drop). You might choose to replace the cord with your own chain.