Manufacturer: Peter Stone
Dimensions: 39 mm from top of actual cross to bottom (not including loop) and 17 mm across
Weight: 3.19 grams
Other information: Made from sterling silver. Chain sold separately.
We say: An elegant and long Celtic cross with a gorgeous shiny finish which makes it stand out. It has a deliberate hand finished look because it is a human, not machined, design.
Dictionary Terms Explained
- Harmony, balance, spiritual
The Celtic cross is similar in essence to the Christian crucifix, with the added addition of a circle surrounding the point where the four lines meet in the centre. It gets its name from its heritage, where it was found in parts of England, Ireland, Wales and Scotland where early Celtic Christianity thrived.
The four "arms" of the cross have been interpreted as representing the four elements of earth, air, fire and water, the four parts of humans, namely mind, soul, body and heart, or the four directions of the compass, north, south, east and west. The distinctive circle on Celtic crosses is believed to represent wholeness, and the female energy of the earth, whereas the arms of the cross are the male energy. Joined together, they signify the moment of being when the two energies are brought together in harmony and balance.
Another meaning for the circle is that it may stem from earlier cultures, where circles were used to represent the moon and a cross and circle together symbolised the sun. If that was the case, the Celtic cross may also have been an early Pagan symbol of the sun.
As such, the decorative cross can be adopted as both a symbol of Christian belief and of one's deeper spiritual roots.
Peter Stone Jewellery
- High quality jewellery manufacturer
The Peter Stone Company purchases raw silver and produces their own true .925 sterling silver alloy in their own factory. All rings are cast to size and craftsmen cut and inlay each stone for a perfect fit. Every piece of jewellery created is hand polished not tumble polished, which leads to a high quality finish that is noticeably different.
Peter Koslowski had been working on merchant ships since 1983 while living in Sri Lanka and was fortunate to be exposed to an abundance of precious stones and he began to purchase and trade them, as well as silver. During this period he also studied gemology and jewellery making in a number of countries. This then lead to the founding of the Peter Stone Company in 1992 in Bangkok, Thailand, where he still resides.