Although Celtic Civilisation demolished a long time ago, the remnants of its culture are still influencing modern art.
Celtic Knots are one of them. Celtic Knots Jewellery is preferred more in wedding jewellery because of its complex yet alluring structure that captivates everyone’s mind and heart. The other reason can be the meaning behind the Celtic Knots.
Celtic Knots only have loops with no starting and ending points. That represents the eternity that exists in love, friendship, loyalty, faith or any other relationship.
The Celtic Knots Jewellery is the best thing to gift to your closed ones to show that your love for them is for eternity. But before gifting let us understand the types of Celtic knots so that you can select wisely which knot to give.
Before moving on to types of Celtic Knots, first, let’s have a brief look at its origin.
- The Celtic knot mosaic floor was seen in the third century A.D during the Roman empire.
- Celtic knot Romanesque cross atop of church of St. Susanna, Santigo de Compostela, Galicia.
- Celtic knot structure on the wall of the 15th century, Cahir Abbey in Ireland.
There are mainly four types of Celtic patterns, and they are:- knotwork interlace, Celtic spirals, basic knot patterns, and step patterns. And if we talk about the types of Celtic knots, they are seven in total.
The most known Celtic knot is trinity knot also know as Triquetra. It is said that this trinity knot represents the holy trinity of father, son, and Holy, but still, there isn’t any solid proof about this. This trinity knot has been standard and most used in pendants, necklaces, and earrings. This knot can be seen in tattoo too.
Celtic Spiral Knot
The Celtic spiral knot is one of the oldest knots, and it defines eternal life. The three spirals of this knot describe water, fire, and earth. This knot is made of a single line that represents the oneness of spirit and unity. The Celtic spiral knot is seen mostly in small pendants and hand bands or bangles.
Celtic Love Knot
The Celtic love knot is famous amongst lovers and couples as it represents endless and selfless love. This knot has a loop of two interlaced heart. It is formed in the oval shape and is one of the oldest and simplest Celtic knots.
The Celtic love knot is mostly found as a charming pendant or in the form of a ring. The diamond-studded Celtic love knot pendant or ring is a perfect choice for gifting.
The structure of this knot was maybe created by the sailors who went for long voyages as a sign for the remembrance of the loved one. It is a simple knot with intertwined ropes but is the strongest one also.
It represents the strong bond, affection, and harmony between the two people in love. The sailor’s knot can be best composed in the form of a necklace or a ring.
Shield knot was considered as the symbol of protection. It has placed on the battlefields or near the ill people as it could ward off the evil spirits. Shield knot cannot be transformed or placed into many designs due to its structure.
But it is necessary to have all four corners or the shield knot as it depicts the unbreakable barrier. This knot is mostly found in pendants and rings.
Celtic cross has two meanings from Pagan religion as well as the Christian church. According to Pagan religion, it is a symbol of four divine energies and its meeting place. And according to Christians, it is a symbol on which Jesus Christ, the son of God, was crucified. Celtic cross is found only in the form of pendants.
Dara knot is designed in many ways, but it symbolizes the root system of Oak Tree. It represents the power of personal and spiritual strength both together. This knot is used in the designing of pendants, necklaces, earrings, and rings.
These were the Celtic knots jewelry that you should get for any of your occasions. Simple, classy and meaningful, these three words describe it well. The Celtic knot also symbolizes the noble tradition.