The first thing that catches your eye is the intricate knot-work design. Delicate and yet strong, it is a beautiful representation of Celtic art. The pewter cross hangs from a tin-plated or surgical steel curb chain, and is a striking piece of jewelry. The Clonmacnois cross is a reproduction of a 9th century original that was found in the ruins of the monastic site of Clonmacnois, in Ireland. The original cross is now on display in the National Museum of Ireland. This necklace is a reminder of the rich history and culture of the Celtic people, and is sure to be treasured for many years to come.
The Celtic cross symbolises the bridge to higher energies and planes of existence. It represents the relationship between the celestial realm (vertical axis) and the earthly plane (horizontal axis). The circle around the cross symbolises both the Great Wheel of Life and the solar energy. The tall shafts, like the ancient menhirs and the inscribed stones of the dark ages, represent the union; between the earth and spirit, the stones firmly fixed in the earth and reaching upwards to the heavens. In this way, it can be seen that Celts easily adapted their ancient religious beliefs to the new ones introduced by Christianity.
Width: 28mm Height: 31mm Chain length: 18 inch (45cm)
Supplied in a plastic free and recyclable gift box.