- Material: 100% Sterling silver
- Finish: Polished, with an antiqued accents
- Approximately 1-1/4 inch tall x 3/4 inch wide (31 x 19mm)
- Chain: 18 inches, with spring ring closer
- Item number: wh255
The Celtic cross form is a cross with a nimbus or halo at its intersection, although the nimbus has also been interpreted as the sun, giver of life.
It is believed that the Celtic cross originated during the Middle Ages in Ireland, and in fact, Irish legend has it that it could have been Saint Patrick who first introduced it. It continues today to be a source of pride in Irish culture and heritage.
Historically it has been used to mark gravestones, but over the years has also become a popular design motif in art, clothing and of course jewelry.
This necklace is a traditional interpretation of the cross, with Celtic knots to mark the four points of the cross as well as its intersection, which is also decorated with four smaller versions of the nimbus. An antiqued finish adds visual contrast and a vintage look.