Spotlight On...The Trinity Knot Cross

Trinity Knot Faith CrossThis month, we shine the spotlight on the Trinity Knot Faith Cross.

This stunning silver necklace is part of the Rings from Ireland 'Faith Collection'. This collection is inspired by "the passion and goals that drive us all as we move through our lives."

The Faith Collection of Irish and Celtic jewelry includes a stunning selection of gold and silver bands, inscribed with the word ‘Faith’ in Ogham script – the ancient Irish alphabet.

The Trinity Knot Faith Cross is solid sterling silver, featuring an 18 karat yellow gold Trinity Knot and bears the world-famous hallmark of Ireland’s Assay Office. Inscribed at the base of the cross in Ogham script is the word 'Faith'.

Ogham is the earliest form of writing in Ireland, dating back to the 4th century AD. It was in use in Ireland for over 500 years. The Ogham alphabet features a series of strokes along or across a central line and makes it particularly elegant looking on inscriptions in jewelry.

 Ogham Stones at Burnham House in County Kerry
Ogham Stones at Burnham House in County Kerry

There are many famous standing stones dotted around historical sites all over Ireland, featuring the Ogham alphabet. Ogham stones are among Ireland’s most remarkable national treasures.

Posted on May 7, 2014 and tagged trinity knot