Celtic Wedding Rings
By Kirsten Hawkins, Sat Dec 10th
A fairly new trend in wedding ring design has risen inpopularity over the past few years and it's based on somethingthat is anything but new. Celtic wedding rings, wedding bandsand engagement rings that are designed featuring classic Celticknot work are adorning more and more matrimonial fingers thanever before, perhaps since the days of the Celts themselves. Atone time these rings could only be special ordered from specificcompanies and were very costly. Today, however, with the rise inpopularity of ancient Celtic design, many jewelers are carryingCeltic wedding rings and jewelry of all kinds on a regularbasis.
The best and most beautiful Celtic wedding rings still come fromcompanies that design the jewelry and do all the workthemselves. Special intricate designs can be custom ordered andthere are companies that will work your initials into a uniqueCeltic design for your wedding band... Purchasing your weddingrings from one of these companies can result in your having atrue one of a kind ring that is completely unique to you. If youlove the Celtic look but want to spend a bit less, however, youcan simply go to your closest jeweler and find a Celtic weddingring that suits your tastes. The method you use is entirely upto you.
Celtic wedding rings take their laced designs from the patternsof the ancient Celts, European peoples in the areas of Englandand Ireland in the last few hundred years B.C. At one time theCeltic civilization stretched across most of Europe, but it isfrom Ireland that most of the Celtic traditions and designs havebeen
gleaned. Celtic wedding rings incorporate the mostrecognizable of Celtic designs, the interwoven lacework of basicshapes, entwined and overlapping in a distinct pattern.
Celtic jewelry, including Celtic wedding rings, first gainedpopularity with followers of neo-pagan religions like Wicca, butare now worn by people of many faiths who simply like the lookof the designs. Influences of Celtic design can be seen in manycultures, traditions, and religions of today, most notably inRoman Catholicism which has long since adopted the image of theCeltic Cross as one of their own. It seems only natural that theintricate, ornate, and beautiful designs of the Celts would onceagain find their way into popular culture. Celtic jewelry beganappearing in mainstream America again about ten years ago,although it has been around in one form or another for agesbefore that.
Celtic wedding rings and other Celtic jewelry make a statementabout
the person who wears them to the rest of the world.Wearing it says
that this is a unique and different person withtheir own style and
a different perspective. Having a Celticwedding ring on your finger
will let you hear some things aswell. Most common is the comment, "Oh
my gosh, what a gorgeousring! Where did you get that?"