Sterling Silver Occitan Cross Charm

Sterling Silver Occitan Cross Charm


Sterling Silver Occitan Cross charm. Wear a symbol of Occitania, a region steeped in history and spiritual meaning.

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A Symbol of Southern France: The Sterling Silver Occitan Cross Charm

The South of France boasts a rich tapestry of history and culture, where ancient traditions and artistic expression intertwine. A prominent symbol within this region is the Occitan cross, also known as the Languedoc cross or the Cathar cross. This unique cross design holds deep meaning for those connected to the region’s heritage. The Sterling Silver Occitan Cross Charm captures the essence of this Southern French symbol, offering a way to celebrate its history and symbolism.

A Cross with a Difference: The History of the Occitan Cross

The exact origins of the Occitan cross remain unclear, but its presence stretches back centuries. Some theories suggest it predates Christianity, used by pre-Roman inhabitants of the region. With the arrival of Christianity, the cross shape was likely adopted and imbued with new meaning. The Occitan cross gained prominence during the Cathar heresy, a religious movement in the 12th and 13th centuries that challenged the authority of the Catholic Church. The Cathars adopted the cross as a symbol of their faith, and it remains associated with the region’s unique cultural and religious history.

Beyond Ornamentation: Unveiling the Symbolic Meaning

The Occitan cross transcends its decorative form, embodying a wealth of symbolic meaning:

  • Regional Identity: The Occitan cross is a powerful symbol of Southern France, particularly the Languedoc region. Wearing the charm signifies a connection to the region’s heritage and cultural identity.
  • Faith and Spirituality: While the Cathar movement is no longer active, the Occitan cross still holds spiritual significance for some. It can represent a personal faith journey or a connection to alternative spiritual traditions.
  • Simplicity and Purity: The unadorned design of the Occitan cross, often featuring equal-sized arms, reflects a sense of simplicity and purity.
  • Resistance and Resilience: The Cathar association imbues the cross with a symbolism of resistance against established power. It can represent resilience and the courage to follow one’s own beliefs.

A Wearable Connection to Southern France: The Sterling Silver Occitan Cross Charm

The Sterling Silver Occitan Cross Charm captures the essence of this Southern French symbol in a miniature and exquisite piece. This charm, crafted from gleaming silver, features a cross silhouette with four equal arms, often devoid of elaborate decoration. The simplicity of the design reflects the historical form of the cross. Adding this charm to your jewelry serves as a tribute to the Occitan region’s cultural richness and a reminder of the powerful symbolism it carries.

Weaving Southern France into Your Story: Suggested Uses

The Sterling Silver Occitan Cross Charm offers endless possibilities for self-expression and personalization. Here are a few ways to incorporate it into your jewelry designs:

  • Charm Bracelet Bonanza: Incorporate the Occitan Cross Charm into a charm bracelet alongside other charms that reflect your interests or heritage. Pair it with charms featuring regional landmarks, lavender sprigs (a symbol of Provence), or sun motifs to create a bracelet that tells your Southern France story.
  • Necklace Inspiration: String the charm onto a leather cord or a delicate chain for a bold or subtle statement piece. The leather cord adds a touch of rustic charm, while the delicate chain offers a more elegant presentation.
  • A Reminder of Travels: Attach the charm to a key chain or backpack as a memento of cherished travels to Southern France. A quick glance at the charm can spark memories of delicious food, breathtaking landscapes, and the region’s unique culture.

Embrace the Spirit of Southern France 

The Sterling Silver Occitan Cross Charm is more than just a piece of jewelry; it’s a tangible connection to the captivating spirit of Southern France. Whether you seek a symbol of regional pride, a reminder of a cherished journey, or a connection to the region’s unique history, this charm offers a way to express yourself and connect with a powerful symbol steeped in cultural significance.


Sterling Silver Occitan Cross Charm

925 sterling silver

Charm and Theme
Occitan Cross
Medals & Talisman Amulets

Size & Weight
11/16″ x 13/16″
1.2 grams
Flat back


Sterling Silver Occitan Cross Charm size
About The Company

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About the Product

Tests for  925 Sterling Silver

Buying quality silver alloys is important. The type of silver used will determine the longevity and beauty of your jewelry item. Today, there are many options for buying sterling silver beads and findings, from sterling silver chains to corrugated beads, curved tubes, round, oval, and many more. Here are some pointers on how to check the authenticity of the 925 Silver Beads and finding you might choose to use.


Magnet Test

The first test that you can use is the magnet test. Take a small magnet and bring it close to the sterling silver item. If the item does not stick to the magnet, it indicates that it contains some silver, confirming its authenticity. However, if the item sticks to the magnet, then this means that there is no silver present in it, and hence it is fake.


Acid Test

An acid test is a quick and easy way to determine if an item is made of sterling silver. Sterling silver should contain at least 92.5% pure silver and must be marked with the word “sterling” or “925” to indicate that it is genuine sterling silver. The acid test involves rubbing a drop of nitric acid on the surface of the metal and analyzing the color that appears. If it turns green, then the item has a higher copper content than sterling silver and thus is not real sterling silver. If it turns a milky white color, then it is likely real sterling silver. This method can be used to quickly determine if beads and findings are made from genuine sterling silver before making a purchase.


Rub Test

The rub test is important for buying sterling silver beads and findings. It’s a simple test that can quickly reveal whether your jewelry is made from real sterling silver. To do the rub test, simply rub the piece of jewelry in question against a soft cloth. If the jewelry leaves a black mark on the cloth, then it isn’t made of sterling silver – it’s likely made of some other metal alloy that has been plated with silver or coated with a patina to give it an appearance similar to sterling silver. However, if the jewelry leaves behind a gray/silver mark on the fabric, then you can be sure that your beads and findings are made of real sterling silver.


Ice Test

When it comes to purchasing sterling silver beads and findings, it’s important to ensure that you are getting a genuine piece. One way to do this is an ice test. This simple test involves rubbing a piece of ice over the metal surface of the bead or finding; if it’s genuine silver, the metal should remain cool to the touch even after several seconds have passed. If the metal warms up or turns dark, then you know that it isn’t pure sterling silver.


The ice test is a great way for buyers to check for authenticity before making a purchase, but keep in mind that other tests can also be used. A magnet test, acid testing, and x-ray fluorescence.



When it comes to buying sterling silver beads and findings, there are a few things to consider. First, decide what type of materials you want and how much you’re willing to spend. Then, look for reputable suppliers who offer quality products at reasonable prices. Consider whether or not the supplier offers discounts, free shipping, and other promotions. Do some research on the company’s return policy in case something isn’t right with your order. Finally, make sure you read all descriptions carefully to ensure that the product is exactly as described. With these tips in mind, shopping for sterling silver beads and findings should be easy!

Additional Information

How this Charm is Made

Lost wax casting is a time-honored craft that has been used for centuries by skilled artisans to create precise metal objects. Also known as “investment casting,” lost wax casting is the process of creating a detailed metal object from a wax model. This method can produce highly detailed results and has a wide variety of applications, from fine jewelry to aerospace components. For jewelry makers, lost wax casting helps create unique and eye-catching pieces without relying on expensive tools or equipment.


What Is the Process of Lost Wax Casting?

Lost wax casting is a process used to create metal parts with tight tolerances, thinner walls, and superior dimensional accuracy from 3D computer-aided design (CAD). The process begins with the selection of a die based on the desired part. Warm wax is then poured into the die to form the pattern for the part. The waxed pattern is dipped in a liquid ceramic slurry and coated with several layers of silica sand. After it dries, it’s placed in an oven to melt away the wax under extremely high temperatures, leaving an empty mold cavity. Lastly, molten metal such as bronze or stainless steel is poured into the cavity created by the melted wax, letting it cool and harden before being removed from its cast.


After casting, minimal finishing processes are required since lost wax casting offers a mechanical accuracy close to the desired finished component, reducing cost and production time. Lost wax casting also allows complex shapes and geometries with sharp details that are typically difficult or expensive to achieve using other processes, such as machined parts or injection molding. Its benefits also include allowing designers various options for surface finishes depending on their requirements while reducing costs associated with material procurement, as multiple materials can be cast within one mold at no extra cost.


Finishing and Polishing Silver Castings

The lost wax casting method produces silver castings that need to undergo a thorough finishing and polishing process to preserve their top-notch look. This process usually entails surface buffing, sanding, or burnishing to achieve a polished and seamless appearance.

Machine polishing is a crucial stage in the lost wax casting manufacturing process for crafting sterling silver products. This technique is utilized to refine and smooth sterling silver items to achieve a uniform, the glossy surface reflecting light and improving the piece’s aesthetics.

Step into the world of the lost wax casting of sterling silver pieces, where the burnishing process reigns supreme. Before the ultimate shine is achieved, the sterling silver piece must first undergo a magical transformation. With a combination of materials and tools, the burnishing process creates a flawless canvas, just waiting to be polished to perfection.

Shipping Policy

The domestic shipping charge is a flat rate of $4.25, no matter how many items you wish to purchase.

Priority mail is a flat rate of $8.25.

Canada shipping is a flat rate of $15.00.

International shipping is a flat rate of $17.00.

Items shipped via United States Postal Service with tracking.

Additional information

Xinar's Shipping Policy

The domestic shipping charge is a flat rate of $3.95, no matter how many items you wish to purchase.

Priority mail is a flat rate of $8.25.

Canada shipping is a flat rate of $15.00.

International shipping is a flat rate of $17.00.

Items shipped via United States Postal Service with tracking.