This necklace features a vintage French-style sacred heart pendant in pewter, with a large pewter cross fitchy pendant. A sterling silver plated chain with twisted hook and eye clasp completes the look.
The cross fitchy (from the French, “fixed”) originated as a cross with a pointed bottom, designed for use by traveling Crusaders, with a sharpened point that could be thrust into the ground. Because its shape resembles a sword, it became an ominous symbol of the Crusader’s faith...and their willingness to use force in its cause.
Measurements: Cross alone - 2 1/2" long Chain - 25" long