9CT GOLD SEMISOLID HAND ENGRAVED KNOTWORK CELTIC CROSS
This Gold Celtic cross pendant is beautiful piece of religious jewellery to have in your collection. Whether you are religious or not, this style of jewellery is highly collectable.
Hand engraved with knotwork, this piece encapsulates luck, guidance and protection. Featuring a full London assay office hallmark, this pendant is a true piece of heritage. Pair this piece with a Gold chain (sold separately, I recommend this one) for years of enjoyment.
Available in three sizes.
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The Christian cross, seen as a representation of the instrument of the crucifixion of Jesus, is the best-known symbol of Christianity. In addition, some Christians believe that the wearing of a cross offers the wearer protection from evil. Individuals, including Christians and some non-Christians, may also wear cross necklaces as a fashion accessory.
The Celtic cross is a form of Christian cross featuring a nimbus or ring that emerged in Ireland, France and Britain in the Early Middle Ages. The form gained new popularity during the Celtic Revival of the 19th century; the name "Celtic cross" is a convention dating from that time. Ringed crosses similar to older Continental forms appeared in Ireland and Scotland in incised stone slab artwork and artifacts like the Ardagh chalice.
Popular legend in Ireland says that the Christian cross was introduced by Saint Patrick or possibly Saint Declan, though there are no examples from this early period. It has often been claimed that Patrick combined the symbol of Christianity with the sun cross 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, these two ideas were linked to appeal to pagans.
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