The Celtic Cross – The History of it
The Celtic Cross is a type of Christian Cross featuring a halo. It emerged in Ireland and Britain between 500AD and 900AD. Between 300AD and 500AD, the native Irish and Saxons coordinated a numerous amount of attacks against the Romans who have settled the region. By 500AD, the urban civilization introduced by the Romans was all gone and the Irish missionaries began travelling the region and spreading the word of God.
A staple if insular art, the Celtic Cross regained its popularity during the 19th century Celtic Revival. During this time, various trends and movements brought with it renewed interest in the Celtic culture. Also, this was a time when the Irish literature flourished, with writers like William Butler Yeats, Lady Gregory, “AE” Russell, Edward Martyn and Edward Plunkett stimulating a new embracement of traditional Irish poetry and literature.
Probably one of the most important parts of the Celtic Revival was the reintroduction of the Celtic Cross, which now forms a familiar part of the monumental art over most regions which used to have a Celtic culturalism.
Today’s Celtic Cross uses
In today’s cultural environment, the Celtic Cross is used by Christian people of Celtic heritage be it French, Scottish, Britons or Germans. It’s mostly used in jewelry in form of Necklaces and Earrings, but you will also see it displayed as art crafted mostly from stone.
To keep in line with these trends we have developed relationships with numerous Irish Crafts Men and Women who manufacture by hand Celtic Necklaces and Celtic Earrings. These masterful pieces are crafted from Sterling Silver, Gold or a combination of both. All our jewelry is assayed and hallmarked by the Irish Assay Office in Dublin Castle, which attests for its metal quality and craftsmanship.