In addition to typically cross pendants, where the cross is a basic design, there are those Christians who like to wear Russian Orthodox pendants. Some of these are loyal to the Russian Orthodox Church while others are simple Christians who prefer this type of cross necklace. As with any jewelry, it is up to the wearer and his or her preferences. Typically, the Russian orthodox crosses have a smaller upper bar and a slanted crossbar across the bottom of the cross. These pieces are known to symbolize the plaque above Jesus’ head and the bar upon which his feet were placed during his crucifixion. In recent years, this type of cross necklace has become more and more popular as people learned where they could purchase it online. This necklace comes made from gold or silver and offers an array of different designs. From simple etching to more ornate scrolling, the crosses are a personal choice.