The Tradition of Ancient Celtic Jewelry

Celtic Jewelry for Men

While the exact origins of Celtic Knots in ancient Celtic Jewelry are lost to time scholars largely believe these Celtic symbols more than likely date to around 500 BC. Celtic knots and Celtic knot artwork images have been found carved and drawn on ancient Celtic architecture, art and in illuminated manuscripts like the Book of Kells. The first ancient examples of Celtic Jewelry are thought to date back to approximately 2000 BC to around 550 AD. It is during this period scholars widely believe the Celts and Celtic craftsman began working with silver and gold to craft beautiful intricate Celtic jewelry decorated with designs featuring Celtic symbols and Celtic knots.

The exact meaning the ancient Celts intended Celtic knots to represent has unfortunately been lost in through the centuries. Generally Celtic Knot meaning in jewelry has been left to interpretation by talented designer like Jennifer Derrig of The Irish Jewelry Company. Original ancient Celtic knot designs can be found embossed on large Celtic crosses in stone all over Ireland that have with stood the test of time and are depicted in metal work and Celtic jewelry on ancient riches like the Ardagh Chalice part of the Ardagh Hoard on display at National Museum of Archaeology in Ireland in Dublin.

Celtic Jewelry is so highly sought after and admired throughout the world especially well designed Celtic Jewelry. Tourists to Ireland and the Celtic Nations often wonder about the local crafts the country is famous for creating. Ireland is famous for a variety of crafts including wool sweaters and its famous world-renowned Celtic Jewelry.

What jewelry is Ireland known for?

Ireland is known for beautiful Celtic Jewelry inspired by the ancient Celtic philosophy . Celtic jewelry is steeped in culture from Ireland with symbols of love, family, faith, and friendship passed for generations. Celtic jewelry has timeless appeal and is a wonderful representation of the vibrant Irish culture and people.

Celtic jewelry also called Irish jewelry is high quality and handcrafted inspired by all things Irish and made from the finest material by expert Irish jewelers. When a customer buys a piece of Celtic jewelry such as a Claddagh Ring, or Celtic Trinity Knot they are not only getting a beautiful piece of jewelry they are also passing on traditional Celtic culture and custom.

Celtic Cross Jewelry

The Celtic cross is one of the most revered symbols of Ireland and of Irish culture. Few symbols are as renowned as the embodiment of Celtic Christianity like the Celtic cross worldwide. The Celtic Cross is basically a Latin cross with a circle of light, or a halo intersecting it. This cross also known as the Irish cross or the cross of Iona is a famous Christian symbol that has its roots in paganism.  The cross with a circle of light emerged in France and Britain in the middle ages and predates Christianity. It was adopted by Irish missionaries from the 9th through the 12th centuries.

Celtic Cross pendants and Irish Cross necklaces are inspired by the brilliant history and cultural symbolism of the standing stone crosses of Ireland like those at Clonmacnoise monastery. Celtic Crosses are inspired by beautiful Irish crosses reproduced in Silver and Gold with elaborate inscriptions like the ones on ancient Irish high crosses all over Ireland. Celtic crosses are world renowned by those who love all things Irish and Irish culture.

Traditional Celtic Knot Jewelry

Celtic Knots are a popular Celtic symbol but there are many types of Celtic Knots. Celtic knots are like circles and loops interwoven with no beginning or end. Celtic knots are a  symbol of eternity and the cycle of life. Celtic symbols are widely popular in Celtic Knot Tattoos and in Celtic Knot Jewelry. Celtic knot symbols have a variety of Celtic Knot meanings representing family, strength, protection, love and more.

Authentic Celtic knot jewelry is steeped in Celtic tradition, Celtic jewelry history and Celtic heritage. Often Celtic knot jewelry meaning come from unique symbols of Irish, Scottish and Celtic culture. Symbols like the shamrock, Celtic knot and Irish harp to the wonderful Claddagh ring which has gained fame around the world.

About us: The Irish Jewelry Company was founded by award-winning designer Jennifer Derrig.  The Irish Jewelry Company Claddagh collection offers classic and contemporary Claddagh rings, all handcrafted.

Explore The Irish Jewelry Company Claddagh ring collection today and start your own Irish tradition today.

Published by The Irish Jewelry Company

We at The Irish Jewelry Company take pride in making the Irish gift giving experience modern and convenient. The Irish Jewelry Company celebrates their Celtic heritage and a love of Ireland through original Irish Jewelry design. Their beautiful Irish jewelry is steeped in Celtic symbolism and rich in Irish tradition.

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