The cross has the star which is the symbol of Eastern Star. This would be a great gift for an Eastern Star member in your life or for a friend who is a member of Eastern Star. The back can be engraved with a special message. When you select the OES cross, there is an option called Engraving on Back. Click on that box and a small fee will be added to the price of the cross and a box opens where you can put up to 4 lines of information. Just type the message with a forward slash "/" at the end of each line. That's all there is to it. This cross is also available in the standard small size (5 1/2") or large (7 1/4" tall).