Religious jewelry can be both a faith statement and a fashion statement. Whether it’s a gold cross, simple in design, or embellished with gemstones or filigree, a jewelry piece with a religious symbol can be the perfect gift.


Jewelry trends sometimes come and go. But the tradition of wearing religious jewelry can be traced back to ancient Rome. Symbols like the cross, prayer beads and the fish were common under Roman reign.


Religious jewelry displaying a cross is the most popular form of expression for the Christian faith. At Neustaedter’s Fine Jewelry, we sell crosses in gold, silver, with diamonds, with other gemstones, or just plain. The cross is also commonly found on earrings, broaches, bracelets and other kinds of jewelry.


Another contemporary symbol of Christianity is the fish. Even though it originated thousands of years ago, the fish is a beautifully simple design that symbolizes Jesus and can be found in all sorts of jewelry.

Additional symbols might include praying hands, images of the Bible and medallions.

Special Occasions to Give Religious Jewelry

Religious jewelry is the perfect gift and makes a commemoration of any special event. Here’s a quick list of occasions where a gift of religious jewelry would be appropriate.

  • Easter
  • Births
  • Christenings
  • Baptisms
  • Confirmations
  • Graduations
  • Weddings

Master Hand Engraving

Because all these celebrations focus on a particular day, engraving the date on the back of the jewelry would add an extra-special touch. Richard Neustaedter is one of the few remaining true hand engravers in the country. His renowned signature style adds value to every piece of jewelry he engraves. Click here to learn more about Master Hand-Engraving at Neustaedters.

Passing it Down

Perhaps you have a cross or pendant you would like to pass down to a child or grandchild. It’s wonderful to pass jewelry along in your estate, but wouldn’t it be even more wonderful to see them enjoying it now?

Neustaedter’s Fine Jewelry is the number one name for jewelry cleaning and repair in the St. Louis area. Simply drop off your piece and let the fine jewelry experts at Neustaedter’s clean it and inspect it, to make sure no repairs are needed. Then pass it along to your loved one and watch them smile.

We also offer jewelry design and re-design services. So if you want to completely redesign a piece to give as a gift, we can do that too. Click here to learn more about our jewelry design services.

For Children

Giving a gift that celebrates the faith of a child is a great way to create a keepsake. The necklace they receive at Baptism, might be the jewelry they wear at graduation. Or the graduation gift of today, might serve as wedding jewelry at some later date.

In Time of Loss

A special piece of hand-engraved jewelry can also be a thoughtful gift for someone who is suffering a loss. Whether it is the loss of a loved one, or the loss of a beloved pet, a bracelet or cross engraved with a birthdate or pet adoption date, can make a wonderful keepsake that can be kept close at all times.

This bracelet was made for Gina, who’s husband, Steve, passed away suddenly this summer. Gina gave us the last birthday card Steve gave to her and Richard Neustaedter hand engraved the script in Steve’s handwriting onto this bracelet. “I LOVE YOU MOST, STEVE.” What a beautiful tribute to their love.

Giving religious jewelry for a special occasion can be a great way to celebrate a special day and make a memory. If you are looking for something unique, or you have an idea for a design, contact us with your questions. We’ll show you how easily we can turn your thoughts into a piece that you’ll treasure for generations. Remembering your stories and marking your special days with something exquisite is what we do.