Some refer to this cross style as a Maltese cross which was first used in coat of arms in the early 1500's. This particular example is a solid heavy weight piece with an extra large bail big enough to fit an 8mm chain. If you are looking for a very substantial piece that has weight without a bigger footprint... Something more unique than a traditional cross... then this might be the move. It has 9 diamonds set in the center to enhance its presence. This piece will ship with a 24" rolo chain.