The Jerusalem Cross was originally a coat of arms during the Crusader Kingdom of Jerusalem. The main cross represents Jesus Christ, while the 4 small crosses represent either the 4 books of the gospels or the 4 directions in which the word of Christ spread from Jerusalem. All 5 crosses can symbolize the 5 wounds of Christ. Sterling or 22k over sterling comes with 18" chain. 14k chain can be purchased seperately. Gift box included.