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DescriptionMade in Ireland by Fado Jewelry, Dublin. This small sterling silver Irish Celtic cross is embossed with Celtic knotwork of excellent definition and detail. To the Celts, the flowing lines and interwoven designs of their art represented the interconnectedness and continuity of life.
Examples of fine Celtic knotwork can be found in Ireland's national treasures, such as the Book of Kells, an illuminated manuscript of the four Gospels, or in carved stone high crosses which have stood for centuries in the Irish landscape. The National Museum in Dublin houses fine examples of Irish Celtic jewelry and metalwork... today Fado jewelry carries on that tradition.
This small cross is 3/4 of an inch high, measured without including the piece that attaches to the chain, and 1/2 of an inch across. An 18 inch silver chain is included, and the cross comes presented in a Fado gift box.
Assayed and hallmarked at Dublin Castle, Ireland.
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