2-strand 18 Karat Black Agate Cross with Spiral design and centre diamond 01ct Diamond, 2g Black Agate Stone
Kilmalkedar/ Cill Mhaoilchéadair was a very important monastery in the early medieval period, not least because of its situation on the pilgrimage route, Cosán na Naomh (the Saints’ Path), which continues on to Mount Brandon. Although it began as a monastery, probably similar to that at nearby Riasc, it became the wealthiest parish in all the diocese of Kerry in medieval times and many reminders of this wealth can still be seen there today. The stone cross located in Kilmalkedar is the inspiration for the cross.
The oldest symbols often associated with the Celts are spirals. Spirals appear in many forms in Celtic Art. Newgrange in the Boyne valley, a 5,000 years old Site inspired the BdeS spiral collection.
The standing stones dotted around the Dingle Peninsula are anther example of the significance of spirals : Riasc, Aglish, Fionnán , Ardmore & The Ogham Alphabet Stone
The Celtic Christian illuminated manuscripts such as The Book of Kells has also inspired the BdeS Spiral Collection
The Spiral is a sacred symbol that represents the journey and change of life as it unfolds.
It represents growth and evolution… also eternity and continuity. It is one of the most common symbols found among rock art created by ancient peoples. This symbol represents eternal life and provides magical protection also.