The Celtic Cross
According to legend, the Irish Celtic Cross was introduced by St. Patrick when he was converting pagans to Christianity. Then, the story goes, St. Patrick combined a Christian cross symbol with the sun, one of the most essential and ancient Celtic symbols of life, to form the shape of the Celtic Cross.
The Irish Celtic Cross features a nimbus or ring that emerged in Ireland 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. There are at least 60 Celtic crosses left in Ireland today and many ruins.
The Celtic Cross has a deep meaning and represents faith, knowledge, strength, and compassion to help you through life’s ups and downs.
Moriarty’s jewelry collection offers a variety of luxury earrings, pendants, and rings, all handcrafted by specialist jewelers in Ireland. Our collection includes Irish Celtic Cross inspired jewelry pieces. We love pieces that give you special meaning to the history of Ireland and the importance of the Irish Celtic Cross symbol.
Get a genuine timeless piece of Celtic jewelry for you or a loved one to carry a piece of Ireland with you wherever you go. This stunning collection would make for a memorable gift.