The Celtic Cross is a symbol that combines a traditional Christian cross with a ring or circle surrounding the intersection; the cross' lower stem being longer than the other three intersections. This style of cross can be found in all Celtic nations, as well as other European countries. In the early days of Celtic Christianity, the Celtic Cross design was often used as a design basis for high crosses – large outdoor free-standing crosses made of stone and often richly decorated. Examples of these monumental stone high crosses began in the 8th century, possibly even earlier. Early versions of high crosses were probably made in wood, perhaps faced in metalwork. Some high crosses were erected just outside churches and monasteries; others at sites that may have marked town squares, boundaries, or crossroads.
Many Styles of Celtic Crosses
We offer Celtic wall crosses in several sizes and designs. Many of the wall crosses we sell are based on actual high crosses from Celtic nations. Others are modern designs featuring Celtic knotwork, designs, and traditional Celtic blessings. Things Celtic also features a good selection of Celtic Cross jewelry in both silver and gold.
Our Celtic wall crosses are not only artistic expressions of faith, they are also a way to celebrate one’s heritage. A reproduction wall cross from one’s ancestral home makes an outstanding wedding or housewarming gift. A Celtic cross to hang on the wall of a nursery is a meaningful christening gift, and becomes an heirloom the baby will cherish for his or her lifetime. Browse through the Celtic wall crosses here on our website, or stop by our store to find even more examples. We will be happy to help you find the perfect Celtic Cross for your home.