This handmade Celtic Cross is a beautiful Irish creation of Irish historical Celtic symbols. The open knot work gives this cross pendant a delicate balance of Irish history, heritage and traditional craftsmanship.
This gold cross from Ireland is completely crafted by hand using traditional Irish jewelry techniques that have been passed down for a great many generations.
Please allow one week for crafting
A Gold Irish cross is not just a unique symbolism of your heritage , but also a way of expressing your beliefs. The Celtic Knots at the end of each arm represent forever, and this design is rooted in the culture of Ireland so that it connects emotionally to our ancestors . The detailed knot work creates a wonderful aesthetic design.
About this Irish Jewelry Design
These Gold Celtic jewelry designs are such a part of the Irish landscape, and deep history, that you can choose this Irish cross necklace to be one of your main ready to wear items, whether you put it around your neck to symbolise faith, your heritage or as a unique one of a kind design.
The ringed Scottish jewelry cross and Irish cross has been a recognisable Celtic symbol since very ancient times in Scotland, Ireland, Wales and also many partof Britain that were converted by the old Celtic Church. Of course, still today Celtic ewelry in Scotland is still extremely popular.
Celtic Ring Crosses
Beginning around the fifth century and onwards Celtic ring crosses were usually carved in to large stone slabs and also as monuments that could stand tall. It was only later that they began to be carved out of the stone itself. The circle is a symbolic halo and wreath, meaning eternity and God. Aid Mac Dáibhi has many designs of men's celtic crosses and women's celtic necklaces available in sterling silver or 14K Gold.
There are many illustrations and carvings around the world and today the image and design is easily recognisable worldwide. In some cases known as a Celtic sun cross, there are likewise a large number of Celtic cruciform gravestones to be seen in numerous burial grounds far and wide - and not just in Ireland but everywhere the Irish integrated into new societies.
Different styles of Crosses
It is essential to discover that there are contrasts when discussing Celtic High Crosses and the Celtic Memorial Crosses you see in numerous graveyards or different areas. In fact they are quite different. The high crosses you often see in towns and cities around Ireland are extremely old and often maek an ancient religious spot to commemorate something very, very old. These are truly the ancient hight crosses of ireland. However, the other type of cross - that you find in ireland comes from the Celtic revival period of Irish culture. This was a period of time when there was an upsurgence of interest in Irish arts.
The Celtic Irish Cross is an image including a regular cross with a ring around the convergence of the stem and the arms While these crosses are related with all Celts, their starting point is in Gaelic Ireland and they were most likely acquainted with Scotland, Wales and parts of England by Irish Christian teachers. I say most likely in light of the fact that in spite of what you may read somewhere else, no one can state with sureness.
What does the ring on the cross mean?
That is a significantly harder question to answer and especially debated. Some trust that the ring on the cross means the Roman sun-god Invictus. Subsequently many individuals frequently allude to the cross as a Celtic Sun Cross.
A more Christian hypothesis is that the ring is a radiance and that the cross speaks to Jesus Christ. It is likewise suspected that the Christian ministers consolidated the sun-god belief systems with the christian cross to widen the interest to Irish agnostics and paganism ancient Ireland.
In any case, I am running with the more down to earth and conceivable thought that the skilled workers who created and etched stone to make celtic crosses were quite recently attempting to discover an answer for the issue of the weakness of the crosses breaking. Its all about structural strength!
The ring essentially makes the crosses significantly sturdier and better ready to oppose the brutal climate of Ireland.
What are the Celtic or Irish High Crosses?
These are a form of a Irish high cross yet the stem is longer. They are especially connected with Christian Ireland and presumably started in Ireland around the eighth Century, a couple of hundreds of years after the landing of St. Patrick. These speak to Ireland's greatest commitment to European Art in the Middle Ages.
The Irish High Crosses were generally put up to mark a heavenly or religious place of importance, for example, a cloister or church. Open air religious functions were likewise prone to have a Celtic High Cross around or close to these area. In spite of the fact that the High Crosses which remain todayare of stone, they earliest crosses were constructed of metal or wood. Sadly,rusted and rotted to oblivion. the stone remains.
Irish High Crosses
Some of the time Irish High Crosses were raised to stamp other vital non-religious places, for example, a market, or in memory of somebody well known or essential. At first the crosses were quite basic and did not brandish the celtic details and many-sided Celtic designs we frequently connect with numerous Irish Crosses today.
1. The lion's share of High Crosses were worked in the ninth and tenth Century with early cases in County Kilkenny and Co Tipperary, one the more celebrated ones being at the religious community of Clonmacnoise in County Offaly (Ireland).
2. Irish High crosses were not commonbefore the finish of the twelfth Century.
3. There are three diverse Celtic Cruciform patterns or designs
4. When we discuss Celtic or Irish High Crosses there are three plan sorts: old Iron Age Celtic culture based crosses, sacred writing based or book of scriptures based crosses or a blend of these two (just a couple of these in presence).
3. Celtic/Irish Cross Facts
1. These Irish High Crosses were a religious training instrument and many were painted in splendid hues to draw in individuals' consideration. The paint has over such a long time ago eroded.
2. While anything under 850 years of age couldn't be viewed as a genuine Irish High Cross, there are numerous commemoration crosses worked in high cross style, in burial grounds and different areas across Ireland.
3. Around the time of the Gaelic Revival in the 1850's, large High crosses wound up being the chic design as gravestones or landmarks. They can be seen in a vast number burial grounds in Ireland. In any case, the reason these can't be viewed as genuine High crosses is on account of they mark the resting spot of an individual and don't basically signify a holy area or exist to spread the Christian message. In any case, regardless these Irish Crosses respect the High Cross legacy.