The Celtic cross is also known as the Ionic cross and the Cross of St. Columba. Examples of this symbol date back as far as 5000 BC. After the conversion of the Celtic people to Christianity, the Celtic Cross became an emblem of the Celtic Christian Church. This is a truly beautiful cross pendant suitable for everyday wear or a period gathering. This sterling silver cross measures 1-1⁄4" and is accented with a blood red stone in the center. An adjustable 24" leather thong is included.