St. Brigid Cross
This sterling silver St Brigid's cross necklace has been designed with Connemara marble, a unique stone from Ireland that dates back 900 million years. It is known as “Ireland’s gemstone”. This marble is mined from the Wild Atlantic Way of Ireland, in Connemara. The St.Brigid's Cross is a powerful symbol of faith, dating back to the ninth century. This marble St. Brigid's pendant has been crafted in Dublin and hallmarked at the assay office in Dublin castle.
- 18" Sterling Silver Trace
- Made and hallmarked in Ireland
- Connemara marble gemstone
- Width: 22mm (.87 inches)
- Height: 25mm (.98 inches)
- Weight 3.4 grams
- Handmade in Ireland
- Hallmarked at the Assay Office at Dublin Castle
The Legend of St. Brigid
Also known as St Brigid, she is Ireland's most famous female saint. Born in 450 AD in County Louth to a pagan chieftain and Christian mother, Bridget 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 Bridget's cross' is an Irish custom at the start of Spring on February 1st - St Bridget's Day, traditionally made out of rushes.