Celtic Cross Pendant  HY  9078

All of our silver jewelry is designed and handcrafted in Scotland by skilled Scottish craftsmen using only the finest British .925 sterling silver, exceeding industry standards. Each pendant will come in a lovely blue and gold jewelers presentation box with a 16″ sterling silver chain.

Approximate size: .57″ x 1.16″

This beautiful Celtic Cross Pendant is designed by the artists at Hamilton & Young Jewelers and Designers on the famous Royal Mile in Edinburgh. It is inspired by a traditional Celtic stone Cross and is crafted entirely in the finest 925 Sterling Silver and comes with a 16″ Sterling Silver chain. It is shipped in a quality black and gold presentation box and measures approximately .57″ x  1.16″

Before the ancient Celts were converted to Christianity, they followed the religion of the Druids which was based to a large degree on the elements and energies of their natural environment. To them, good and bad spirits roamed unseen throughout the universe. The sun brought life for all living things, so they worshipped their Sun Goddess. She represented “The Good Spirits.”  The bad spirits were known as “The Evil Eye” and were always looking for unsuspecting victims for their bad deeds, so they needed protection from them. During the sun-lit hours, they were protected by wearing jewelry (amulets) of good spirits, but during the darkness of night, people were most vulnerable and needed the protection of the “Moon Goddess” who would provide light so the protective amulets they wore could be seen, thus able to ward off the evil around them. The Sun Goddess and Moon Goddess were enclosed in a Circle of Sacred Standing Stones, or carved in stone markers where their energies were combined to protect good from evil.

Christianity appeared on the scene around the middle of the 5th Century. and the ancient Celts began converting to Christian beliefs, but they would not leave their Druid past. Legend tells the story of St. Patrick who, when preaching to the soon-t0-be-converted, was shown a Sacred Standing Stone that was marked with a Circle that was symbolic of the Moon Goddess, made the mark of the Latin Cross through the Circle and blessed the Stone making it the first Celtic Cross. This legend implies that St. Patrick was willing to incorporate ideas and practices of the Druids with Christian ideas and practices to complete the conversion of Celts to Christianity.