Sterling Silver Celtic Cross and Irish Cross Necklace
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First of all, Celtic Cross necklaces are a part of silver Celtic knot jewelry which is a very popular genre of specialty jewelry.
The popularity of the Celtic cross necklace has a lot to do with the added symbolism like the Celtic circle, trinity knots and other Celtic and Irish symbols.
A Celtic cross necklace is a regular cross necklace with added Celtic and Irish symbolism and decoration to the typical cross necklaces.
What is the meaning of the Celtic Cross?
The meaning of the Celtic cross depends on what Celtic and Irish symbols are added to any particular Celtic cross.
The Celtic circle the surrounds the intersection of the typical Christian cross represents eternity.
The Celtic trinity knots represent the Holy Trinity.
Irish clovers are three petal leaves which also represents the Holy Trinity. The Celtic cross meaning is as varied as the symbols added to the Celtic cross.
There is trouble understanding the complete Celtic Cross symbolism and history. There is more folklore than scientific evidence of what Celtic symbols means and that includes the Celtic Cross.
Much of the problem understanding the meaning of the Celtic symbols is that the Celts didn't have a written language.
However the history of Celtic Crosses is better documented than other Celtic jewelry symbols.
Any way you look at the Celtic history or folklore the cross necklace is far better off with the Celtic symbolism added to it.
There are "Celtic Cross" monuments in cemeteries that predate the introduction of Christianity to Ireland.
The modern versions of the Celtic Crosses are used not only by Irish Christians but used internationally as a symbol of a non denominational Christian faith.
The Circle around the center of the cross has come to represent eternity and Gods endless love which is very appropriate for a Christian cross.
Other symbolism of the Celtic Cross relates to the four lines of the Cross.
Each line represents four directions.
East is rebirth, youth, Spring, and growth.
West is knowledge and experience, Autumn is guidance.
South is vitality and vigor, Summer is strength.
North is wisdom, silence, winter, and death. The circle connects them in the cycle of life.
Perhaps the popularity of silver Celtic Cross Jewelry and silver Celtic Cross necklaces is due to the fascination of the various designs and the added symbolism added to the Christian cross.
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Trinity Knot Necklaces
The Trinity knot necklace is where the Celtic Trinity knot is place on the Celtic cross typically in the center inside the circle. The Trinity knot is symbolic of the Holy Trinity.
Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own
understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy
Sterling silver men's Celtic jewelry cross necklaces...some of the most popular Celtic necklaces for men are Celtic cross necklaces for men.
The only difference between Celtic knot necklaces for men and the Celtic knot necklaces for men is the presence of a Celtic Cross Pendant.
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