People quickly assume that jewelry should have all the gems and diamonds to be considered valuable. Truth is, Irish and Celtic jewelry are handcrafted pieces that focus on symbols and meaning. These symbols are not only exemplified by its beauty, but the meaning behind these symbols portray one's personality.
It’s about time we focus on what our pieces represent about us rather than how much it costs or if it matches the outfit that we are wearing.
Here are some of the symbols that well known Celtic Jewelry embody:
The Trinity Knot
The Trinity Knot has been said to symbolize the triquetra believed in early Christianity as the Holy Trinity and was also the symbol of the goddess Odin. Such religious belief is embedded in the symbol, which also showcases the representation of continuity or an endless cycle. Many Celtic and Irish individuals wear this piece to voice out their religious practices or share the idea that their lives are within the cycle of birth, death, and rebirth.
The Celtic Knot
The Celtic Knot, on the other hand, promotes the value of eternal and unconditional love or would represent fertility. Irish individuals wear this symbol with pride to profess their promise for friends, family, and their significant other. Eternal and unconditional love advocates consistency and unity amongst those who share it, in which, it is a true testament to the ideal that such a form of love still exists.
A symbol of love, friendship, and loyalty. There are instances wherein we presume that we can’t love our friends, that they exist only when we need them. The Irish Claddagh symbol tries to exemplify the importance of friendship, it can even be given to your significant other since they may also be your best friend. The beauty of Claddagh is that it is worn in different ways to showcase what it expresses.
The Celtic Cross
The Celtic Cross represents that Christ is the center of their respective lives. There are a lot of religious practices shared amongst people today, yet we still believe that we have a higher power governing and guiding our respective decisions. Christian practices revolve around the idea that Christ is the savior and is laced around their neck to showcase his sacrifices for their sins.
The jewelry that you wear shouldn’t just focus on the price that it was purchased nor the type of gemstone that you have embedded on it. Pieces that are rooted from rich heritage and symbolism exemplify the personality of those who wear them with pride. Beauty isn’t seen in how much your jewelry shines, but true beauty is how much your jewelry can share and showcase your personality.
Celtic handcrafted pieces are an embodiment of Irish practices that are dated across generations. Personify the pieces that you wear through jewelry that tell a story. Break the norm and find value within meaning rather than utilizing value through cost and expense.
It’s about time we take pride in Irish handcrafted pieces, wear your roots and heritage everyday. Visit our website at Celtic Knot Jewelry.