This design was originally made by Alexander and Euphemia Ritchie, early 20th century leaders in using illuminated manuscripts and stone crosses to inspire Scottish handmade goods. They made this design in 1919 for Miss Helen Nicol, principal of the Church of Scotland Women's Missionary College on occasion of her commissioning to serve overseas. This unusual round cross combines a circle with the interlaced design and is set on a 18" chain. This cross is just under 1.25" in diameter.
Iona Crosses: Faithful Design. -- Artist Mhairi Killen, fresh from the Glasgow School of Art, made her working stdio in an Iona cottage in 1997. It had been occupied for five generations of her family -- all offering their creations to Iona's many visitors. Mhairi's detailed designs are collected under the name Aosdana.