Celtic Cross - Earrings
Sterling Silver Celtic Cross
3mm Emerald Swarovski stone
Size: 1/2" x 3/8"
Swarovski (Austrian) Crystals: Made in
Austria, Swarovski beads are considered the
finest in the world.
Our Sterling silver medals are at least 92.5 percent pure silver. Copper is typically combined to improve the metal's hardness and durability without compromising the quality and look of the silver.
Sterling Silver medal is marked with a quality stamp to ensure the content of the silver. Federal law mandates that the quality stamp must include the maker's mark. You will find either Sterling Bliss or Sterling BLISS on the back of our medals both acceptable quality marks.
The Celtic cross is a form of Christian cross featuring a nimbus or ring that emerged in Ireland and Britain in the Early Middle Ages. A type of ringed cross, it became widespread through its use in the stone high crosses erected across the islands, especially in regions evangelized by Irish missionaries, from the 9th through the 12th centuries.
A staple of Insular art, the Celtic cross is essentially a Latin cross with a nimbus surrounding the intersection of the arms and stem. Scholars have debated its exact origins, but it is related to earlier crosses featuring rings. The form gained new popularity during the Celtic Revival of the 19th century; the name "Celtic cross" is a convention dating from that time. The shape, usually decorated with interlace and other motifs from Insular art, became popular for funerary monuments and other uses and has remained so, spreading well beyond Ireland.