As St. Bridget tended to a dying Irish chieftain (legend says possibly her father), she began to fashion a simple cross from the river rushes (a thatch that grows along river backs) that lined the floor.
The chieftain noticed the cross and asked what it meant. St. Bridget explained the significance and meaning of the cross, and the chieftain wanted to join the Church. He was baptized by St. Patrick, a close friend of St. Bridget, just before his death.
St. Bridget’s Cross has remained a traditional Irish symbol ever since. Today you can wear this cross in the form of this beautifully-detailed Large Gold St. Bridget’s Cross. Available in 10, 14K, and 18K yellow or white gold.