CELTIC CROSS PENDANT 2780DESIGN DORANNE JEWELRY The Celtic Cross Pendant is a Design Doranne Original. The Pendant features a Celtic Cross with knotwork patterns sculpted within each of the cross arms. The Cross bears a large blue jewel in its center. Made of lead free pewter with an antique patina finish the Celtic Cross Pendant measures approximately 1 inch wide and 1.5 inches tall and comes on a 26 1/2" black changeable cord.
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The Celtic Cross is visually a very appealing shape. Unlike the crucifixes of Southern Europe that display Christ’s suffering the Celtic Cross, be it plain or highly ornamental is made to be visually beautiful. The Celtic Crosses made at Iona and elsewhere from the 6th century onwards were made by Christians for the Glory of God. Like much of what they did and believed, their pagan heritage influenced their art. Celtic Christianity used symbols and ideas that were familiar to the Druids to bring them to Christ. The Celtic monks of the early Church practiced a simple life, close to nature that found joy in the love of God’s creation. This was what the Druids already sought in their worship of nature so the missionaries were able to build on what they already had in common with the Druids to convert them to Christianity. The circle on the ringed crosses have been explained as a symbol of eternity as long as anyone can remember. It has meant that as long as the ringed cross has had meaning as a Celtic Christian symbol. But this is only the most common of several meanings.