Lake Lucerne, Blue Topaz Christian Cross Necklace
Lake Lucerne, Blue Topaz Christian Cross Necklace
Lake Lucerne, Blue Topaz Christian Cross Necklace
Lake Lucerne, Blue Topaz Christian Cross Necklace

Lake Lucerne, Blue Topaz Christian Cross Necklace

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The closest I ever came to a high church experience was Easter Sunday in Lucerne, Switzerland. I chose a Catholic church among a half dozen grand churches in the city. It had broad granite stairs leading up to the entrance. The church was near the lake and had two spires. Stepping into the church was breathtaking.

The church was filling fast. I got a seat on the right side, two-thirds of the way back. I sat beside two nuns. The service was in German. I was deeply moved by the experience. This cross is elaborate like the interior of the church.

Dazzling Brilliance

We make this cross with blue topaz gems. They are special gems, cut with a checkerboard pattern of cutting that makes them glitter and shine as set into the gold cross. The cross necklace is grand. The cross is large. It measures 1 3/8-inches from top to bottom. It's beautiful.

  • Name: Lake Lucerne, Blue Topaz Christian Cross Necklace
  • Item#: X4376
  • Precious Metal: 14K Yellow Gold
  • Gems: 5 Blue Sky Topaz = 6 x 4mm Oval, 1 = 4mm Round
  • Length: 1 3/8″ (34mm) top to bottom
  • Chain: 18-inch, 14 karat yellow gold chain

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Easter Sunday
Lake Lucerne
Brilliant Blue Topaz

Easter Sunday in Lucerne

After church, I saw red speed boats for rent on the waterfront. I went back to my room, changed, and came back. In my best German, I rented a speedboat with a full tank of gas and drove up into the Swiss Alps. At the far end of the lake, I saw hang gliding for the first time. If I was that kids' dad, I would have told him he was crazy. It was a 40-mile trip, and the kid had no idea how long a tank of gas would last. And yes, the tank was near empty when I got back to the dock. I had faith in the Swiss; I had faith that Easter Sunday.

Why We Love This Necklace

My memory of Lucerne was a grand city filled with mystery, set into the hills at the foot of the Alps next to a lake. I was there at Easter and attended a Sunday service. I will never forget the interior of the church, it looked like the detailing on our cross.

Church of St. Leodegar, Lucerne

Church of St. Leodegar, Lucerne

The Church of St. Leodegar is a 17th-century Roman Catholic church. The building was completed in 1639, though the history of the church can be traced as far back as the 8th century.

An older church known as Monastarium Luciaria once stood on the site where the Church of St. Leogedar now stands. It was built around 735 or 736 AD and had many years of patronage. Unfortunately, that building burned in 1633. All that was left were two Romanesque towers which still stand today.