Our elegantly simple Irish Silver Cross Necklace from Solvar Jewelers is a lovely gift for any occasion, whether you’re looking for a communion present of something a little special for Christmas or a birthday. But any time of year is perfect for showing off your Irish heritage, and this Celtic cross necklace is the ideal way to do it.
Made of hallmarked sterling silver and beautifully detailed, the pendant is a beautiful symbol of Irish faith. The Celtic cross itself dates back to the time of the island’s conversion to Christianity in the 5th century by St. Patrick. The trademark circle surrounding the cross was commonly found in Celtic artwork and incorporated into the Catholic cross as a way of bridging the gap between pre-Christian beliefs and the new Catholicism preached by St. Patrick. By the 9th century, Celtic High Crosses started appearing dotted throughout the country with rich decorations of Celtic knots. Some of the tallest were upwards of two meters and still stand to this day.
Solvar Jewelers was founded in Dublin in 1941 and has remained family-run since its inception. Now in its third generation of Irish jewelers, Solvar prides itself on constant design innovation while remaining true to Ireland’s rich heritage. Each piece is uniquely crafted and bears the official hallmark of the Dublin Assay Office to verify quality and material.
16in. sterling silver rolo chain. Pendant measures 14mm x 9mm.
Made in Ireland.