This Claddagh Cross Pendant has a traditional shape with a Claddagh symbol to the centre. It also has an iconic Celtic Trinity knot design to the shaft of the cross.
The Celtic Cross has been a symbol of faith for centuries in Ireland whether the belief is pagan, Christian or another religion. However, it is widely known as a powerful symbol of Irish heritage. Originally crafted in stone, Celtic Cross predate Christianity and in pagan times the circle of the cross represented the sun.
The Claddagh dates to the 17th century and originated in the village of Claddagh in County Galway, Ireland. Legend has it that Richard Joyce, a Galway native, was captured and sold to slavery in North Africa. However, Joyce found himself slave to a Turkish Goldsmith, and from his master he learned and excelled at the craft.