Shanore Silver St. Brigid Cross

Regular price 63.800 Ft

About this Piece

Ireland is full of tradition. And that tradition is seen in the form of historical and most importantly, religious symbols. This retro take of St. Brigid's cross takes a traditionally Irish symbol, often seen hung around households, and puts it into a genius and classy piece of jewelry. 14 carat plated gold makes up the four, square patches from which four silver stems come out.

The Legend of St Brigid

Also known as St Bridget, she is Ireland's most famous female saint. Born in 450 AD in County Louth to a pagan chieftan and Christian mother, Brigid was named after the Celtic goddess of Spring, fertility, craft, and poetry. She was inspired by her contemporary St Patrick to follow the Christian path, choosing to devote her life to the poor and needy instead of finding a husband. She even prayed for her beauty to be taken away so no-one would want her hand in marriage. 
She founded many convents and monasteries throughout Ireland, as well as a school for art. She became a folk heroine, with any miracles, relics, and mythical stories associated with her name. Today, making a 'St Brigid's cross' is an Irish custom at the start of Spring on February 1st - St Brigid's Day, traditionally made out of rushes.