This beautiful inspirational St. Bridget's (Brigid's) cross is associated with Brigid, the Patroness of Ireland. St. Brigid was known for her extraordinary spirituality, humble charity and compassion for those in distress. The Brigid Cross is an Irish symbol usually made of rushes or straw and comprised of a woven square in the center and four radials tied at the ends. When hung in an Irish cottage, is believed to protect the home from fire and evil. If worn as a pendant, the Brigid cross provides protection or healing. This sterling silver St. Bridget's cross comes on an 18 inch chain and would be an ideal gift for the Irish lass in your family especially if her name is Bridget.