named after Catherine the Great of Russia.
When making the first component for this necklace I was struck at how like a military cross my design was. I began thinking about women who may have worn something like this during times of military action and Katerina came to mind.
Catherine the Great's rule is often considered the Golden Age of the Russian Empire
and the Russian Nobility.
I would like to imagine a necklace like this having have been worn at such times.