This is the largest Celtic Cross we sell and it features the Claddagh, the Trinity and the Celtic Circle of Life. It is perfect for you if you want all the symbols together providing a deeply meaningful cross. It is made of .925 sterling silver and comes with an 18″ Box chain which features a lobster claw catch.
The Celtic Cross is revered by all Celtic people. It is an ancient symbol and its Christian beginnings began with the adoption of the more angular Roman cross. The Celts brought their own interpretation and included the circle of life. Celtic Crosses may be seen throughout churchyards in Ireland, Scotland and Wales even today. In true Celtic tradition, these crosses were decorated with the never ending knots to represent life’s never ending circle.
The Trinity knot is also a very ancient symbol for the Celts. Pre Christianity it represented the elements – earth, water and fire while also representing the three domains of land, sea and sky. The Celts believed that the most important things in life came in threes. Each point of the Trinity knot symbolized one section of each of these trios. Today the Trinity knot represents The Father, The Son and Holy Spirit. Today the Trinity knot is also known to represent love and protection making this a perfect gift for one that you love or for a friend.
Legend has it that the Claddagh symbol was designed by Richard Joyce, a Galway fisherman kidnapped by pirates and sold into slavery in North Africa where he learned the art of a goldsmith. When he was released, nothing could keep him from his beloved Galway where he returned to his true love who had been waiting for him for all the years’ captivity. Joyce created the Claddagh ring to celebrate his love for the fair maiden.