Celtic Crosses

celtic-899427_960_720Celtic Crosses are one of the more ubiquitous symbols in Ireland and throughout IrishMullingar Pewter Celtic Cross Mullingar Pewter Celtic Cross[/caption] history. Legend has it that St. Patrick introduced the cross to Ireland, combining the traditional cross with the nimbus, the Pagan symbol of the sun to help the converts understand the importance of the cross. Others believe that the Celtic cross predates Christianity. Either way, it's undoubtedly Celtic. Celtic Christians erected high crosses, large, intricate stone crosses in churchyards and cemeteries throughout Ireland, Britain, and ShanOre Sterling Silver Emerald and Diamond Celtic Cross ShanOre Sterling Silver Emerald and Diamond Celtic Cross[/caption] mainland Europe, but the Protestant Reformation in Britain and Europe led to the removal and destruction of most of the ancient stone crosses. Keith Jack Oxidized Sterling Silver and Gold Cross Keith Jack Oxidized Sterling Silver and Gold Cross In the 1800's, Ireland underwent a Celtic Revival, and with the new sense Celtic pride, preservation of historic landmarks, and Celtic crosses became a priority. New crosses were built as the ancient symbols regained popularity, and today it is a symbol of Celtic Identity, as well as a sacred symbol. cross-549439__180           Fado Celtic Cross Fado Celtic Cross[/caption] The tradition of Celtic crosses lives on today in the form of tattoos, garden statuary, and jewelry. Did I mention jewelry? We have some of the finest Celtic crosses made in Ireland, here at the Celtic Ranch. With names like Keith Jack, ShanOre, Fado, and Mullingar, you won't find better quality, fine Irish silver, gold, platinum, and pewter Celtic crosses anywhere else.

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