Jerusalem Cross key chain, Catholic key rings made in Bethlehem

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The Jerusalem Cross also known The Crusaders Cross

The Jerusalem Cross also known as the Crusaders Cross has become a central symbol in Christianity for it represents the connection of Jesus to the Holy Land and Jerusalem.  Jerusalem Crosses are collected as souvenirs while at the same time marking ancient churches and holy sites in Jerusalem. The Jerusalem Cross is often worn as jewelry or hung on the walls of houses. It has also become part of the coat-of arms and symbol of the Franciscan Custodia Terra Sancta - the pope appointed guardians or custodians of the Christian Holy Land sites.

The Jerusalem Cross is a regular or symmetrically even cross which ends with a "T" shape, known as Tau Crosses - representing the old Testament and surrounded by 4 equal smaller Greek Crosses, symbolic of the New Testament.


The Jerusalem Cross is mostly linked to the legacy of Jesus and bequest to spread the gospel to the 4 corners of world. Some believe the four small crosses can be interpreted as the four Evangelists: Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. Others believe the small crosses symbolize the wounds of Christ’s hands and feet while the larger cross represents the wound to his side inflicted by the Roman guards. 

The Jerusalem Cross symbolizes centuries of faith. Its origin is believed to be rooted in the time of the Crusaders during the Crusader Kingdom of Jerusalem ruled the holy city from 1099 to 1187. This period was one of the richest periods in Christian history which is why the Jerusalem cross is often jewelled and lush. 

According to some historical evidence, Godfrey de Bouillon was the first to use the Jerusalem Cross as a distinct symbol. A leader within the Crusader orders, De Bouillon believed that the cross is the symbol of Jesus Christ and  the city of Jerusalem which stands in the center of Christianity.



Model Size 4cm * 4cm

The split ring is made of steel and not iron which means that when the ring is stretched to add / insert the key it will close and return to its normal position while if made of iron it remains partially open.

Our key chains are casted at our foundry in Bethlehem - Holy Land and will be shipped from Bethlehem
  • Availability: In Stock
  • Model: 1850304010
  • Manufacturer: Bethlehem Casting Co.

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Dimensions
Length 4.00 cm