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A lovely Saint Bridget's cross with an intricate detailing to give the appearance of the rushes or grasses used to make the first Saint Brigid's cross.
Solid pewter. Measures 2" x 2" in size.
The original St. Bridget's cross was constructed from reeds found by the river in Kildare, Ireland, and was meant to bring protection. This depiction bears the same semblance with intricate details crafted in pewter.
Brooch has a bail so that is can be worn as a pendant as well as a brooch. A lovely gift!
Made of solid lead free pewter - Pewter has been used in jewelry making for pewter does NOT RUST OR TARNISH and will last a lifetime. Pewter was used for decorative metal items in the Ancient World by the Egyptians and later the Romans, and came into extensive use in Europe during the Middle Ages - it was once considered the metal of kings because of its beauty and expense!