Celtic Wedding Bands
January 7, 2009 by Yelena Jenkins
Many couples are drawn to Celtic wedding bands for their beautiful designs and symbols engraved into the ring. However, few people actually know the meaning behind the handsome swirls, folds and spirals. If you love the look of Celtic wedding bands but have no clue what the symbols mean, you’ve come to the right place. Read on for our little tutorial on the meanings behind Celtic symbols, and choose your wedding band with knowledge and confidence.
Shield knots can either be square or a circle with the knot inside, and represent a protective force to ward off evil and bad spirits. They are some of the most common symbols found on Celtic wedding bands, and for good reason. With the knots, there is no beginning and no end. Many couples feel that this represents the unbroken vow of marriage that should last for eternity.
If you like shield knot Celtic wedding rings, consider our 14K yellow gold wide celtic filigree band. Look closely at the intricately woven design and you’ll see a hidden cross in the center of the knot-work. Also available as a white gold celtic filigree band and rose gold celtic filigree band.
Spirals – Double Spiral or Single Spiral
A single Celtic spiral represents energy and consciousness while the double spiral is a sign of balance and equality. For couples who love the Celtic spirals, a 14K gold celtic spiral design ring is the perfect choice.
The fivefold Celtic symbol is made up of five interlocking circles. The four outer circles represent the four elements, and the innermost circle represents achieving harmonious balance.
The triquetra looks like three pointed knots in the shape of a triangle. Triquetras are a holy symbol that represents either the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost, or the Spirit, Mind and Body. Throughout Celtic history the symbols came to represent a host of different things, which is why the triquetra has two alternate meanings. If you like the triquetra symbol, take a look at our 14K White Gold Celtic Triquetra Wedding Band.
Combination Celtic Symbols
Many Celtic wedding bands are actually a combination of two or more different symbols. The combined designs work together to give the band a richer symbolic meaning. Take, for instance, our 14K White Gold Celtic Trinity Knot Wedding Band. The intricate design is actually a mixture of the triquetra and the spiral. Together, the two symbols can represent living your faith energetically and with enthusiasm.
You Might Also Like:
- TOP 10 MOST
POPULAR BLOG POSTS
- The Real November Birthstone: Citrine or Topaz?
- Why is Platinum More Expensive than Gold Jewelry?
- Understanding the Price of Platinum Jewelry
- Certified Diamonds vs. Non-Certified Diamonds
- Jewelry Hallmark Guide
- Rhodium Plating White Gold
- Platinum vs. Titanium Wedding Bands
- The 4 C's of Diamonds: Which C Matters Most?
- Price of Gold Per Gram
- Gemstone Ratings