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Not too long ago, Ashley Olsen was channeling Buffy with a bold cross necklace. Religious beliefs aside, crosses have a way of looking cool, in that gothic, badass sort of way. I am still on the prowl for a Fabworthy gothic cross, maybe this Fall I will score the perfect one. The chosen one to ward off all evil.


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BatKitty BatKitty 9 years
Never heard of la Cruz Maltesa(Spanish is a rich language), although Cruz de Malta is what I translate to Malt Cross yearly at the hospital (I did have to look it up, maybe my dictionary has it wrong?), and there are different versions of the same symbol, so that's probably why it might look a bit different. Wouldn't accessorize with the swastika either, lol...not good for making friends. :P
demeter demeter 9 years
I love cross necklaces. I have always been a fan of them.
whenturtlesfly whenturtlesfly 9 years
i have to agree with lizzie05. the cross shouldn't be something you wear just because it's trendy.
nikecold nikecold 9 years
I cannot believe tha Chola black cross, where i live they sell those things on the street in tourist cities for like $7...
Allytta Allytta 9 years
so they're in again. and to think i've just put some of mine aside to sell of on ebay. gonna definetely rethink that. thanks!
Rugelach Rugelach 9 years
Sigh... I'm sorry, BatKitty, but I have never heard of a Malt Cross. I've heard of a Maltese Cross, (Cruz Maltesa in your beloved Spain) but it looks kind of different than the cheap accessory in question. I did not say that either the iron cross or the swastika were Nazi originals, only that the Nazis were the ones to get the most use out of them in recent history. And while you are certainly clever to know that the swastika has many meanings, I still do not recommend accessorizing with one. At least, not in my beloved Lower East Side... :)
lizzie05 lizzie05 9 years
I hate it that people wear crosses because they're trendy. It seems that people sometimes forget that it is a religious symbol!
Lizzard214 Lizzard214 9 years
I remember the most recent time crosses were trendy (think Britney Spears kissing Madonna at the VMAs) and I remember the Pope getting very angry about it!
Fashion Fashion 9 years
Thanks for the cross education gals! See, on Fab you learn something new every day. :) xo
BatKitty BatKitty 9 years
Actually the Forever 21 necklace's cross isn't a Nazi simbol (nor is the swastika, they jsut adopted it), and it's also called the Malt Cross, in Spain (among other countries, or so i've heard) it's an honor to receive it in recognition of work in the medical field.
PJ-PJ-PJ PJ-PJ-PJ 9 years
I love crosses, but I've had to quit wearing them as necklaces. My hair always gets caught up & twisted around any kind of chain I use. It's just more hassle than it's worth. I'm currently on the search for some fabulous cross earrings. I've been looking for two years! I even started looking in antique stores last Monday. The only cross earrings I have been able to find are the standard plain ones. I love earrings that dangle. Anything but gold, platinum, or silver posts makes my ears itch, so it narrows my options even more. Oh well, I just might have to start designing my own!
tati33 tati33 9 years
omg Rugelach - really? Ok, I was going to say the one from Forever 21 was nice.. I like the Baccarat & the Guess crosses..However, I'm not sure if I like this as a fashion accessory
Rugelach Rugelach 9 years
Your trinket from Forever 21 is actually what is known as an Iron Cross, and has no associations with Sarah Michelle Geller or even Jesus. It is a German wartime military medal that has not been awarded since 1944. This makes it more associated with the Nazi party who were very fond of it and the Third Reich which was the last time it was used. Kind of like the thinking girl's swastika, if you will.
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