Celtic Jewelry

Celtic Jewelry  designs

 

 

 

The history of Celtic jewellery goes back through medieval and Byzantine times right hrough to  much earlier pieces such as celtic  rings buckles,brooches,crosses, pendants,earringsand even gold bracelets and torcs  a kind of neck jewel  made of silver and gold or a combination of gold and silver often used as a sign of the tribal leader as a sign of high status.

Torcs were usually made of either gold or silver twisted wire -  sometimes with gold terminals featured at the open central area and were very heavy thus impressing on others the status of the bearer.

Celtic ladies  of high status often wore gold earrings or brooches bearing semi -precious stone available locally (like garnet or amethyst). or

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Other popular Celtic pieces were  gold or silver pendants with Celtic Knots often triangular and sometimes bracelets or bangles  bearing engraved celtic knot patterns for wiccan feasts and ceremonies.

More exotic larger bracelets e were often engraved with dragons or serpents usually writhing in and out of celtic knots.

More popular celtic designs often feature maze pattern and these include Celtic knot Labyrinth, Prayer Labyrinths,celtic mazes or popular figures or gods.

Similar jewelry items were in common production from Gaels ·  Britons · Picts · Gauls ·Ireland or Scotland  and there was much trade between these areas.

Celtic Labyrinths are commonly to be seen throughout Europe but especially on standing stones and stone circles in Ireland  and Brittany and are believed to have both sexual meanings and magical uses. Celtic knot

For example, the labyrinths containing eyes or a figure with horns and a snake about its waist imply the deity Cernunnos     ,other labyrinth labyrinths with a  figure with  a serpent through its waist and an ocular spiral

The straight-line spirals of Celtic labyrinths originated in chevrons and lozenges and are drawn by the Celts using a connect the dots method and this  was a popular method of embellishing jewelry

Horses are sometimes used  graphically as decorations for  celtic jewelry and often are magical symbols.

Many of these celtic jewelry designs are still in use in modern celtic jewelry

Celtic Jewelry

The history of Celtic jewellery goes back through medieval and Byzantine times right hrough to  much earlier pieces such as celtic  rings buckles,brooches,crossespendants,earringsand even gold bracelets and torcs  a kind of neck jewel  made of silver and gold or a combination of gold and silver often used as a sign of the tribal leader as a sign of high status.

Torcs were usually made of either gold or silver twisted wire -  sometimes with gold terminals featured at the open central area and were very heavy thus impressing on others the status of the bearer.

Celtic ladies  of high status often wore gold earrings or brooches bearing semi -precious stone available locally (like garnet or amethyst).

Other popular Celtic pieces were  gold or silver pendants with Celtic Knots often triangular and sometimes bracelets or bangles  bearing engraved celtic knot patterns for wiccan feasts and ceremonies.

More exotic larger bracelets e were often engraved with dragons or serpents usually writhing in and out of celtic knots.

More popular celtic designs often feature maze pattern and these include Celtic knot Labyrinth, Prayer Labyrinths,celtic mazes or popular figures or gods.

Similar jewelry items were in common production from Gaels ·  Britons · Picts · Gauls ·Ireland or Scotland  and there was much trade between these areas.

Celtic Labyrinths are commonly to be seen throughout Europe but especially on standing stones and stone circles in Ireland  and Brittany and are believed to have both sexual meanings and magical uses. Celtic knot

For example, the labyrinths containing eyes or a figure with horns and a snake about its waist imply the deity Cernunnos     ,other labyrinth labyrinths with a  figure with  a serpent through its waist and an ocular spiral

The straight-line spirals of Celtic labyrinths originated in chevrons and lozenges and are drawn by the Celts using a connect the dots method and this  was a popular method of embellishing jewelry

Horses are sometimes used  graphically as decorations for  celtic jewelry and often are magical symbols.

Many of these celtic jewelry designs are still in use in modern celtic jewelry

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