The Celtic Cross Story

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 Since the early middle ages in Ireland and England the Celtic Cross came into use.

It is combination of the Latin cross with a circle around the join of the cross pieces. Widely used by Irish missionaries during the 9th to 12th centuries, and was used in stone high crosses wherever the Irish missionaries visited.

The origins are still being debated but it is known to be related to much earlier crosses with a circle in the motif. During the 19th century the Celtic Revival became popular and the “Celtic Cross” became the standard label for this form of cross.

This Celtic Cross has gained popularity far beyond the borders of Ireland and has spread around the world. The Legend goes that the cross was introduced by St Patrick and or St Declan. It is thought that the circle symbolizes the sun and it’s life giving properties.
The modern revival and general interest was given a boost by a couple Alexander and Euphemia Ritchie who created jewelry items with the Celtic Cross and became popular at the turn of the 20th century.
The Celtic Cross has been fashioned into many forms of jewelry such as Celtic Cross Rings, Celtic Cross bracelets and Celtic Cross pendants or Celtic Cross necklaces.


Here Is Our Selection of Celtic Cross Jewelry That I Really Like – I Hope You Do Too

 

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Night Owl Jewelry Celtic Symbols Silver Charm Bracelet – 8 Inches (L) (Jewelry)

Features: 

  • Bracelet features 11 Celtic symbols: a leafy tree of life with bird, Celtic cross, triquetra spiral, spiral goddess, a round 4 cornered knot charm, an open-work four cornered Celtic knot, small medieval Celtic cross, a tree of life, heart with four cornered knot, claddagh, and a small triangular triquetra.
  • The charms are lead and nickel free silver plated pewter and range from 3/8″ to 3/4″ tall. Charms are made in the USA.
  • The bracelet chain is a delicate but strong sterling silver cable chain, with a sterling silver lobster clasp.
  • Available in size XS (6.5″), S (7″), M (7.5″), L (8″) & XL (8.5″). PICK SIZE FROM BOXES BELOW TITLE.
  • Made in the USA by Night Owl Jewelry with components manufactured in the USA.

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Sterling Silver Oxidized Celtic Cross Pendant Necklace, 18″ (Jewelry)

Features: 

  • Necklace featuring elaborate Celtic cross pendant in antiqued, oxidized sterling silver
  • Classic religious cross design to represent one’s faith
  • Oxidized sterling silver is created through a controlled oxidation process to cause a natural tarnish. The slight tarnish is then polished to leave darkened areas in the detailing, most notably to enhance design elements
  • 18″ rolo chain with spring ring closure
  • Hand-crafted in pure .925 Sterling Silver; Oxidized finish added to enhance detail and depth in jewelry design
  • Imported

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Celtic Cross Necklace Sterling Silver Embossed 18 Inches Exclusive Chain (Jewelry)

Features: 

  • A striking sterling silver embossed Celtic Cross.
  • Cross measures approximately 7/8” tall by ½” wide.
  • Available on a custom 18” sterling silver belcher chain.
  • Features a lobster claw clasp for easy use!

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