Silver Celtic Claddagh CZ Pendant. Individually handcrafted here in Ireland. The finest in Irish Jewellery at great prices.
10K Gold & Emerald Celtic Cross Pendant
- This superb piece of irish jewellery is individually handcrafted in Ireland using hallmarked sterling silver
- Our Collection has been inspired by the art and skill or our forefathers, to bring you jewellery with classical charm and elegance
- 18" inch Gold Twist Chain
- Width: 2.8cm
- Height: 1.3cm
Gold is a highly sought after precious metal. It is a chemical element with the symbol AU. Since recorded history began, gold has been used for centuries as money, as a store of value, in jewelry, in sculpture and ornamentation.
Gold is dense, soft, shiny and the most ductile pure metal known.
A Celtic cross is a symbol that combines the cross with a ring surrounding the intersection.
It is the characteristic symbol of Celtic Christianity, though the symbol has older, pre-Christian origins. Such crosses formed a major part of Celtic art. This design is also referred to as the high cross, Irish Cross or the Cross of Iona.
In Ireland, it is a popular myth that the Celtic cross was introduced to the island by Saint Patrick or possibly Saint Declan during his time converting the pagan Irish. It is believed that he combined the symbol of Christianity, a cross, with the symbol of the sun (some believe it may alternatively be the moon), to give pagan followers an idea of the importance of the cross by linking it with the idea of the life-giving properties of the sun.
We hope you enjoy this beautiful piece and invite you to browse our many other Claddagh themed products. Celtic designs, like the spirit of man, has endured the ages, offering us a beauty that is timeless and unique.
The designs, patterns and decorations of the Celts, refined and enhanced as they made their way across Europe, are a valuable legacy. The Celts were renowned for their love of precious metals, using it to creat ornate jewellery, religious icons and weapons of war.