Why Celtic Crosses Are Always Cool

Click here: to start Shopping For Celtic Cross Jewelry. Celtic crosses are some of the oldest symbols you’ll find in Irish and Celtic jewelry. The designs are largely drawn from the hundreds of Celtic or “Moon High” crosses that still dot the Irish landscape, many put up by pagans centuries ago (read more here about how these ancient stone monuments came to fascinate modern fashion designers). More than most old religious icons, Celtic crosses seem to have taken many, many new lives of their own. It started when Christians adopted them from the old pagans, but it went farther than anyone could have imagined in the modern world. Today, Celtic crosses are popular across a spectrum that runs from Irish Americans to country and western singers, rock stars and movie actors. You’ll find them popping up on tv’s “Buffy the Vampire...

Discover A Great Celtic Pendant

If you want to add a slightly more bold Celtic fashion statement to your look than you’ll get from just a ring, a nice pendant can be a real eye-catcher. Lots of designers are producing beautiful examples of Celtic cross pendants, silver Celtic Pendants, tree of life designs and other classic motifs. On the more contemporary side, we’re seeing some really interesting triquetera and triskele pendants. Right now, silver seems to be the most popular choice on all. Shop here for: Celtic Pendants Celtic Crosses You can find good, affordable pendants for under $30 on our site, or spend up to $900 if you want a knockout contemporary piece like the 18 carat gold sioraí (eternity) pendant by Brian de Staic pictured at left. Standout pieces include this sleek and unique Celtic Cross at left, and a lovely triquetera pendant (below)....

What Celtic Crosses Really Meant To Celtic Pagans

The Celts were a people originally documented in the fifth century BC, who lived in a broad area of Europe north of the Alps. A key reason they’ve remained interesting to us in the modern world is that they worked hard to create images that expressed spiritual concepts. Celtic images – crosses, dragons and knots in particular – still seem to evoke strong feelings in us centuries after they created, perhaps more than any other type of religious art (paganism, remember, is actually a type of religion). Celts believed the world revolved around a universal order, and many of their symbols suggested a central element like a tree being the axis of three other elements: the Heavens, the human world and the world of roots beneath our feet. A cross containing a circle appears to be the earliest symbol of these four cosmic pieces. Crosses with...

Celtic Crosses – A Favorite Of Modern Jewelry Designers

Celtic Crosses are one of the more recognizable icons of Northern European culture. They’ve become popular on jewelry, graphic designs and tattoos, but many of us aren’t aware what they stand for. Their designs are based mainly on the eras they come from, and jewelry designers generally cherry pick and combine any elements they like from various points in history. Here, There And Everywhere If you travel in Ireland, you’ll find them dotting the landscape – in cemeteries, at historical sites and, particularly in the west, sticking up out of the landscape here and there with no real explanation. You can also see them in Scotland, England and even in Brittany (France) and Galicia (Spain). It’s sometimes said that Saint Patrick invented the cross and circle design often used on these monuments but combining a Christian cross with an...