Go into any Irish jewelry store and you will likely find over 100 Celtic rings. This simply reflects the wide diversity of Celtic knot ring designs.
The basis for all Celtic knots is believed to be eight basic knot patterns. These patterns are found in the very earliest depictions of Celtic knots. The eight patterns are braids with three or four chords. They look similar at first glance, but in fact, they are quite different. More patterns have developed over time, but the original eight are the basis for everything else to come, which is reflected in the Celtic knot ring designs today.
Here are a couple of the most common patterns.
To start with, there are the Celtic Spirals. This Celtic knot ring design is a triple spiral that can also be called a ‘triskelion.' The word ‘triskelion' comes from Greek origins and means three-legged. The triskelion can mean forward motion and progress. The triple spiral can also stand for the cycle of life and birth, and the relationship between parent and child. This makes it a popular choice for marriages, but also for gifts between parents and children.
The trinity knot may be the most well-known Celtic knot of them all, which is also what makes it perhaps the most common Celtic knot ring choice. It may even be the best-known symbol from ancient Celtic culture. It has had many different meanings throughout the centuries, but the most prevalent is its connection to the holy trinity of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit in Christianity. It may also be a nod to the belief (in the Celtic tradition) in the power of three. This Celtic knot ring can identify the wearer as someone who has a deep connection to their faith.
A Celtic Knot Ring Made to Stand the Test of Time
We are no longer in ancient times, but the Celtic knot persists as a popular symbol even today. It is most often used by people to deepen the connection to their Celtic roots. This is true, even beyond Celtic knot rings. Tattoos of Celtic knots are extremely popular, as are other pieces of jewelry such as pendants, and necklaces. The beautiful interlaced designs do not just hold that connection to ancestors and culture. They also symbolize the interconnectivity of life, and forward motion of time, and the never-ending circle of life. For each individual who wears a Celtic knot ring, the meaning can be quite different. Of course, there are also those who simply think it looks nice on their finger.
Celtic knots are extremely popular choices for engagement and wedding rings. People in love feel a certain connection with the symbols that connote love, timelessness, and faith. Choosing the right wedding ring is a major choice, and young couples do not want to get it wrong. The Trinity knot (a Celtic knot ring type) is a common choice - as not only does it involve an intricate pattern, but it also denotes the special geometry that connects the universe and the earth. The Tree of Life pattern is more simple, but it is a popular choice for its symbolism of the connection between heaven, the spirit, and the earth.
As you can see, the Celtic knot has a rich history that has stood the test of time. Celtic knot ring designs have remained prominent and important throughout the world. Those who want to highlight the connection with the earth and the universe choose these designs to represent that connection. The interlaced chords are a timeless representation of a rich cultural tradition that dates back centuries. Shop our collection of Celtic Knot rings today.