The St Bridget cross has quite a history. It was said that as her father laid dying, she wove a cross made from river rushes (a common floor material used in Irish homes). She explained the significance to him and before he died he joined the church and was baptized by St Patrick. People wear this cross and also hang the cross in their house. With faith, it is believed to protect them, their families and animals from evil and deprivation. Creed St. Bridget's Cross in Sterling Silver and Vermeil Plate (Gold over Sterling) comes with 18" chain. 14K Gold chain can be purchased seperately. A great gift. Comes gift boxed.