Solvar Jewelry Sterling Silver Marble St. Bridget's Pendant $74.95
Sterling Silver St Brigid's Cross Pendant measures almost an inch from the top of the hook and 7/8 wide. It is one sided. made by Solvar, Dublin, Ireland.
St. Brigid, one of Ireland’s patron saints, founded a monastery in Kildare in the 6th century. It is said that she converted her father on his deathbed to Christianity while making a cross from rushes. In those early Christian times the farmers adopted the custom of making these same crosses at the beginning of spring to protect their holding, placing them in prominent positions in their houses and buildings. This is why it is sometimes referred to as The Protection Cross. The tradition of making the crosses on the 1st of February, St. Brigid’s Feast Day, continues to the present day.
Connemara Marble is one of the oldest marbles in the world – about 600 million years old. It is mined in the Connemara region of the west of Ireland. Many years ago it was used for fixtures in state buildings and churches but now only small quantities are mined for jewellery. Each piece is individual with variations in the green colour, markings and veining.