9ct Gold Celtic Cross Pendant with spiral centre and matt stippled effect comes with 18inch chain in 9ct gold
a slightly different variation on the Celtic Cross.
The origins of the Celtic cross. This is a form of Christian cross that emerged in Ireland in the Early Middle Ages. 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.