Celtic High Cross - Small

Sean's original Celtic High Cross, small Pendant size (of 3 sizes), Sterling Silver. 3/4" tall plus the rabbit ears bail and 1/2 wide at the crossbars (20mm x 13mm)

This version of the Celtic High Cross is an original adaptation of the famous high crosses of Ireland, Iona, Scotland, Wales and beyond. I tried to capture the essential structure, stature and strength of these epic stone crosses, but in a style and fomat that translates to good wearable jewelry design.

Often the "wheel" portion of these crosses is carved on a separate stone which is lifted up upon the top of the "staff" of the cross pillar during the construction of the 11 to 12 foot high crosses in stone. Spiral type images are also a fairly common design motif in the center intersect of the vertical and horizontal structure. This symbolically is in honor of the "doorway to the spiritworld", located in the symbolic intersection of the "heavenly" vertical, and "Earthly" horizontal axis.

Not included in this design, by way of information, is the base foundation stone, supporting the weight and balance of the stone crosses. There are also many examples of a variation of this type of cross, with a "capstone" on top. In my design, I wanted to capture the essential elements without adding a lot of weight and size to the design as an easy to wear jewelry piece. Not available yet onliine are the many variations of these patterns that I have customized with addition of soldered symbols, stones etc, which can be found at my festivals and events. The exception is the "High Cross with Trinity"(larger than this size) which is an example of this kind of customization, available in the "crosses" category of the site.

A note about this and other sizes of this design....

Men and Women alike are fond of the medium and heavier versions of the design, where mainly women only are purchasing the more filigree version in the smallest size. This Large size of this design is one of the more common items that men are attracted to as a nice strong everyday cross to wear, or for women who like more substantial pendants.

Shown on 1mm round box chain type, but also works on the 1.5 mm version if a more robust look is desired.

Chains sold separately on all pendants, and are shown for example.

Thanks for your interest in my original high cross designs!


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Celtic High Cross - Small

Price: $48.00
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