The Celtic jewellery art belongs to one of the world’s oldest art form that originated in Ireland. The wide popularity of Celtic wedding rings is not a new phenomenon. For centuries, not only the Irish, but people of faith all over the world have surrendered to the magic of Celtic wedding rings. The classic charm and the myths associated with these rings made them one of the most sought after items in the wedding ring category.
Originally, in the Celtic wedding rings, the patterns were typically worked out on bone and slate and were prepared and quartered in grids. Impeccable craftsmanship is evident in the intricate filigree work and crafting of knots that are characteristic feature of Celtic art in general.
After the designs were chalked out, they were traced or stamped on a foil. Then with the help of the wires, the edges were curved out to obtain a three dimensional look.
Over the centuries through artistic experimentations and innovations, Celtic wedding rings acquired various interesting forms according to the details of the knots and their prices. Below are some of the most adored designs of Celtic Wedding rings.
The Lovers Knot
This design has a thousand years old history and found in the traditional Celtic wedding rings. With the knot pattern repeating five times, these rings come in both wide and narrow bands.
The Viking Ring Knot
This design with a pattern of interlinked knots draws inspiration from Scandinavian art and based on the Moughold Cross of the Isle of Man. The band widths generally vary between 7mm and 8mm.
The Pict Ring
Influenced by the elegance of the Pictish art, the ring has a solid construction and accurate carving. In an usual 7mm and 8mm wide ring, the pattern repeats 6 times and 7 times respectively.
The Abernethy Ring This variety displays a spiral knot. The band of the ring is either 6mm or 8mm wide with five spiral knots for both.
The Ardagh Ring
Inspired by The Ardagh Chalice, this is a strong ring with lots of decorative knot works.
The Celtic wedding rings are the continuation of the rich legacy that was nurtured in the Celtic churches in the 6th-9th centuries Ireland.
They are still admired by those who prefer class over trend and magnificence over gimmicks. Thus your choice of a Celtic wedding ring speaks of your refined taste and respect for the tradition.