Bronze Cross pendant on gold-plated chain.
Width: 19 mm Height: 38 mm ~ Chain length: 18 inch (45 cm)
Supplied in a St. Justin gift box.
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Bronze Avalon Cross Pendan
Bronze Avalon Cross is a solid bronze cross in a design said to be associated with King Arthur.
This is a reproduction of the cross alleged to have been found on King Arthurs’ grave by the monks of Glastonbury Abbey in 1191 CE. The wording on the cross translates as “Here lies the famous King Arthur, buried in the isle of Avalon”. Several historic transcriptions of the cross exist and some say that it also mentions his 2nd wife Guinevere!
The Bronze Age in Great Britain and Western Europe began over 4,000 years ago in around 2,000 BC. Both Copper and tin were discovered, mind and fused together to form the alloy bronze, renowned for its strength and longevity.
A new Bronze Age is appearing from the depths of history; a revival of a bygone culture and a metal that changed lives and brought a sophistication in jewellery that had not existed before.
Using recycled copper and Cornish tin we have re-created this ancient metal. After casting at over 10000°C into an investment mould we then refine the raw pieces using linishing and fettling techniques. Finally, the refined items are hand-polished and assembled to produce a collection of unique jewellery.