Huguenot Cross

Cross worn by Huguenots. It is in the shape of a Maltese cross and is made up of a four-petal lily of France, the petals representing the four Gospels. Connecting the petals are four fleur-de-lis – a symbol of France. A dove hangs from the lower petal and represents the Holy Ghost. It was designed in 1688 and is often worn today by Huguenot descendents.