Celtic Cross Earrings
25 x 32mm
The Celtic Cross design can be traced back to the Early Medieval Ages. What makes it a Celtic Cross specifically is the circular ring around the cross. Furthermore, the Celts are well known for their knot-work.
According to Adele Nozedar's The Illustrated Signs & Symbols Sourcebook, "Intertwining shapes and lines, however, generally point toward ideas of connectedness and the harmonious convergence of opposites, male and female, fire and water, Heaven and Earth, for example. In addition, any sign that can be made without the pen leaving the paper tends to have strong protective associations, and knot-work, with its continual looping and spiraling, could have been used in this way, perhaps used for amulets and talismans."