St. Brigid’s Cross Necklace in Sterling Silver by Clandela. Traditionally made of rushes, this St Brigid’s Cross necklace showcases its intricate weave in Sterling Silver. The cross is traditionally made on her Feast Day, the 1st of February. Made in Ireland, this pendant comes with a 17 inch chain which is finished with a spring ring clasp. It has been created by Clandela, a family jewelers focusing on making quality pieces that you won’t find everywhere.
Each necklace has been Hallmarked in Dublin Castle and comes in a beautiful presentation box. The pendant measures 1” square. The St Brigid’s Cross necklace also comes in a smaller size.
Who was Brigid?
Brigid (also spelled Brigit) was one of Ireland’s earliest Saints. Her father Dubhthach named her after one of the most powerful pagan goddesses. A contemporary of Saint Patrick, he encouraged her to convert to Christianity. She turned 18, and finally her father decided that the time had come for Brigid to marry. Brigid hated this idea and instead wanted to dedicate her life to God by helping the elderly, the poor and the sick.
Brigid kept her promise, and her father grew angrier and angrier at her generosity. Finally, after Brigid gifted his prized sword to a leper, he granted her wish and send her to live in a convent. Brigid continued Gods work, founding numerous convents.
St. Brigid’s Cross:
A Saint Brigid’s Cross traditionally displayed in houses to protect from fire and evil. They are made from pulled reeds around her Feast Day. Brigid converted many pagans to Christianity. To this day many pilgrims follow in the footsteps of Brigid.