Show off your Irish and Celtic pride with these Celtic Cross gifts for any occasion. Also known as a High cross, or an Irish cross, Celtic Crosses combine a cross with a ring surrounding the intersection. In the Celtic Christian tradition of Ireland, it was combined with the Christian Cross, and became popular for monuments, architecture, jewelry, and other ornamentation, spreading the tradition far beyond Eire.
Irish Catholic legend has it that the Celtic Cross was introduced by Saint Patrick while converting the pagan Irish by combining the symbol of Christianity with the symbol of the sun or moon. Many art historians believe the origins are more likely from crosses carried with a victor's wreath around the intersection.