Do you recognize this symbol? If so…. please tell me! No one in my family knows what it is.
When my grandmother died a few years ago, she left me all her particularly meaningful jewelry that wasn’t of monetary value, so I know it is representative of something. The issue is….. no one knows what! I’ve tried looking up symbols online… but it is kinda tough when I don’t even know how to describe it. I do have a few clues though —
—My grandma came from a long line of Catholics and other jewelry I got included hand-made necklaces out of old rosary beads that were broken. I’ve asked a few catholic folks (since it does look kinda like a weird cross) but they don’t recognize it and said it was specifically different enough that it might have some other symbolism. Does it just look like a stylized cross?
—She was VERY irish in heritage — she and my grandfather (a hard-core Scottish man) traveled to Ireland and Scotland multiple times and were involved in clan meetings and such. Forbes clan to be specific. Her mother was from Ireland but moved here and became a flapper, and my grandma was left to be raised by her aunts. I have inherited old lockets from my great-great grandmother, so it is plausible that it could be pretty old.
—She had several Native American friends she visited and I got a few NA-made pieces from her.
—She also traveled to other places with my grandfather that included Egypt. I actually inherited a scarab beetle-themed bracelet from her as well, so it could be a souvenir with Egyptian background.
—finally, she was…. odd. She used to wear Christmas ornaments as jewelry sometimes too. So this could just as well be an old modified belt buckle based off some company logo.
I was really curious when I first got it, but after the funeral it broke from being worn so much by her that it literally was worn through… but after these years my dad finally found the pieces and put it back together for me, hence me wanting to figure out this mystery again xD
Any knowledge you have would be helpful. I tagged this ‘pagan’ also because I know a lot of pagans know of Egyptian and Celtic symbols….. anyway.
Thanks for any help!
So any ideas?