Celtic Wedding Rings. Eire To Eternity
Celtic wedding rings can be a unique way to demonstrate eternal love. For those couple seeking extra symbolism, a Celtic wedding ring may be perfect. These types of wedding rings have now become popular world wide.
While many acknowledge there are approximately eight basic Celtic knots, the varying patterns, designs, and selections arising from these are enormous. Celtic wedding rings can be made from any of the colored golds, platinum, or silver.
These styles of wedding rings can be worked in several metal colors for extra contrast and to highlight the knots. Celtic wedding rings can be made as a solid band with knots carved, or as raised scrolls, or as engravings. Alternatively Celtic wedding rings can be made entirely from a knot pattern, with intertwining metals used for a more delicate appearing ring.
For something with a little more of a statement, these styles of wedding and engagement rings can also be made with diamonds set in them. Diamonds can be placed in the middle of each knot, between each knot, or alternatively at one one or both edges of the wedding ring.
One of the most well recognized and used Celtic knots would be the Trinity knot. The Trinity knot, as the name would suggest, comprises 3 rounded triangles linked together and features points at the outer edges. This knot can stand alone or be worked so that numerous knots are linked together. The Trinity knot is often known as the Love Knot and can have several meanings, including the ancient Celtic, which is representing Celtic Gods and Goddesses, and the Christian, which is representing the Holy Trinity.
The Claddagh ring with its well known design of a heart, a pair of hands, and a crown is also extremely popular and time honored. The Claddagh ring can traditionally be worn several ways, all with their own meanings. On the left ring finger it is seen as a sign of marriage, commitment, and eternal love. On the right hand, with the heart facing inwards it is seen as a commitment ring, or as indicative of someone already being spoken for.
Spirals are also extremely popular designs in Celtic wedding rings and are used to great effect. To the ancient Celts spirals could mean many things including the sun, and the symbol for life.
Interlocking Celtic hearts can have a similar appearance to the Trinity knots. The intertwined hearts represent the eternal love of the wearers of the matching rings.
Celtic wedding rings can be a unique way to demonstrate eternal love. Traditional knots, spirals, and hearts can be manufactured into engagement and wedding rings that can be as simple or as ornate as you please. Celtic wedding bands can range from solid pieces that are engraved or carved, to very ornate gold strands knotted together to produce stand alone Celtic knot wedding rings.
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Andy Moquin has spent 20 years in the jewelry business buying and selling over $20,000,000 in diamonds, engagement rings and custom designed jewelry. He is an accomplished business consultant and is available for advice on topics such as marketing, advertising, merchandising and business turnarounds.