Message of Christ, quoted in silver
There are few symbols, narratives, sounds, ideas and notes that never die and significantly become an integral part of lives, values, and cultures and forms religions which are set of beliefs and aimed at the intended to give meaning to lives.
Some of them truly become an immortal proposition of every aspect of life and further drive and influence varied patterns and ideas which are flown all through the portions of human settlements.
One such symbol of immortality, Cross is regarded as a representation of the structure of the large wooden cross used in crucifixion of Jesus Christ and symbolizes Christianity.
The iconography of Christian cross carries significant meaning to the followers of Christianity and it is inseparable and intrinsic part of their lives. Most evidently, one would always see cross being used in different segments of worships and religious periphery and beyond that where they have a great overture in the methods of human life.
As a part of this significant idea, Celtics and pendants are applied and used in and beyond the factors of religion and processed by the craftsmen and designers in the most delivering sense.
The great cross comes in a wide range of varieties of use and applications and produced in numerous forms too. Celtic knots and Celtic jewellery are known for their adaptation for use in the ornamentation of Christian monuments and manuscripts which includes St. Teilo Gospels, the Book of Kells and the Lindisfarne Gospels.
Referring to that idea various interpretations are used for jewelleries, sculptures and monumental arts. Most eminently Celtic jewellery and siver cross are enacted and used in endless variations and different modes of identity.
Silver cross pendant are produced in various forms from plain blocks, engine turned block, crucifix blocks and hand engraved blocks to stamped flats, diamond sets, ankh and other silver crosses which permutes and combines incalculable counts of designs and types.
Celtic jewellery patterns are no less in patterns and significantly cater to phenomenal variety to showcase best of the creations that the Celtics designs could be underwent to produce excellent pieces of the symbol.
As the archaeologist Catherine Johns put it “Common to Celtic art over a wide chronological and geographical span is an exquisite sense of balance in the layout and development of patterns.”
Variety of art in Celtic jewellery makes it further more impressive as a piece of identification based on nationality and culture one belongs to coming from the part of modern era art.
Tapping the most relevant designs and concepts in art and merging it beautifully with grace of silver makes them define enhanced terms of value to the idea and significance that cross bears and put them across as dignified message of Christ quoted in silver.
Author is associated with British Jewellery Workshops, which comes among the top jewellery counters in UK. He has written number of articles on various jewellery and watches. Celtic Jewellery and Gold Lockets is his personal area of interest.