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The artwork of Celtic Jewelry
Celtic artwork is at the same time stunning and magical in its power and beauty. The ancient art of celtic knots and symbolism still holds a high level of skill for those who can master this art form.
Celtic artwork in jewelry is a very compelling and almost magical way to adorn oneself. You can take some of the mystery out of finding and buying this type of jewelry by making your purchases online. The amazon shopping site has a wealth of celtic jewelry, from Celtic Crosses to Celtic Knots and pentagrams and even the Claddagh ring.
There is such a wealth of variety on amazon you could spend hours and hours browsing and admiring their celtic jewelry. I have done just that and will list a few of my favorites here for you, as well as sharing what I have learned about this ancient craft.
The Celtic Cross
The Celtic cross may come to mind first when thinking of Celtic jewelry and it had its start in the British Isles. This powerful symbol fist appeared primarily in Ireland with craftsmen do dedicated to the perfection of crafting the Celtic cross.
The symbolism of the celtic cross represents the very highest values and aspirations. The symbolism of the celtic cross represents the bridge or passage between earth and heaven. The four arms of the cross are also connotative of the four elements, fire, earth, air and water.
Commonly found in celtic crosses is a central ring. This center ring is a celtic symbol of infinite love especially the infinite love of God. In Christianity this center ring can also represent a halo emanating from Christ.
The crosses chosen from amazon on the right are just two fine examples of the amazon selection of celtic crosses, chosen for their beauty and reasonable price, there are suggested alternatives when you click through under sections like, customers who viewed this item also viewed and under the customers who bought this item also bought there are a few celtic crosses as well as other celtic design jewelry.
Celtic knots are probably the most recognizable artwork from Celtic history. In about 450 AD the Celtic knots first start to appear in history. The meanings of Celtic knots is sketchy at best because there is little written history regarding their purpose.
Repetition in appearance can allow us to infer some basic information relating to the meanings for Celtic knots. In the mystic or endless celtic knot symbol we cannot see a beginning or an end and therefore the esoteric or spiritual meaning reminds us of the timeless nature of our spirit. With this translation we are led to our most primal selves with the infinite cycle of birth and rebirth in both the physical and ethereal realms.
There can be another less spiritual representation in the endless nature of a celtic knot. With the infinite path of this knot the meaning can be interpreted as the uninterrupted life cycle. This symbol can be used as a charm of sorts that wards against sickness and other setbacks that interfere with a balanced and stable life. Ancient traditions would see gifts adorned with these mystic knots given with the best wishes for longevity or luck with new endeavors.
The Celtic Trinity Knot or the Triquetra
The Triquetra knot or trinity knot is a very common style of knot. The name Triquetra comes from Latin meaning "three cornered". This trinity knot inspires many schools of thought on its meaning. The various interpretations all agree on the apotheosis of three parts.
A christian understanding will view the three parts as the three symbols of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.
A more pagan interpretation sees the trinity knot as the three inherent feminine powers. The feminine powers are those of the Mother, the Crone and the Maiden.
A third understanding is a more metaphysical explanation where the three corners represent the Mind, the Body and the Spirit. As for the three interpretations I find all of them fitting with the very nature of the Trinity Knot.
The true beauty of this celtic knot as well as well as other styles behind celtic jewelry is the wide array of interpretations. This elusive nature creates more room for magic and lends itself to personal expansion. You really can let your imagination soar when contemplating the art work of your knot and this freedom of interpretation is the ultimate best guide for possessing something with deep meaning.