About this Piece
This beautiful necklace of the iconic cross of St. Bridget is crafted from Sterling Silver, resulting in a superb Irish charm for a loved one.
The Legend of St Briget
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.
About the Maker
We are proud to bring you a finely crafted collection of jewelry from TJH. The Jewellery House have been crafting jewelry in Dublin for over 50 years. They present a beautiful selection of Celtic Crosses and Claddagh rings as well as a range from House of Lor. The House of Lor range is authentically Irish with gold mined off the shores of the Wild Atlantic Way. Enjoy our curated collection!