St. Columba's Pillow, Small Iona Marble


This little cross with Iona marble is a perfect gift from the island. A simple ringed cross known locally as St. Columba's Pillow Cross, from a legend that St. Columba used a stone as a pillow and that the image of a ringed cross appeared on it one night as he lay sleeping. This design is based on a carved oval stone which was found in a field north of the Abbey by a crofter in the 19th century and was proclaimed to be, "St Columba's Pillow".

The cross is accompanied by a hand cut and polished piece of Iona Marble 18mm x 13mm, collected from St. Columba's Bay. Please note the marble may vary from the one shown.

Length: 25mm
Width: 12mm
Gauge: 1mm
Material: Cross, 18 inch snake chain & findings, 925 sterling silver
Hallmark: Yes


Every Aosdàna purchase is thoughtfully wrapped in tissue paper and presented in a hand stitched black paper wallet, secured with a foiled seal. However, If you would prefer a presentation box for your jewellery, please email us and we will provide one.

Bubble bags and water resistant envelopes offer maximum protection during delivery.

Delivery & Returns

We aim to dispatch your order in 48 hours, however bespoke pieces will take longer so please see individual descriptions for more information. All orders are posted using Royal Mail’s secure and insured services, offering peace of mind that your item will be tracked from the moment it leaves Iona till it reaches you. For more information on delivery please see here.

If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase, we guarantee to exchange unworn jewellery or refund your money within 14 days of receipt of your purchase. Please note items that are personalised, bespoke, or made-to-order to your specific requirements are non refundable unless faulty. For more information on returns please see here.

Price £125.00

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