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Celtic Engagement Rings are Rich in Symbolism

There is a mystery about the Celtic culture that draws you in. It wraps itself around your heart and holds on tight. Even those that do not have a Celtic background have a love affair with the this unique culture. Perhaps that is why Celtic engagement rings are becoming increasingly popular.

Celtic engagement rings borrow heavily from Celtic art, which stems mostly from the Celtic Renaissance of the middle ages. Celtic engagement rings are characterized by intricate detail and carvings. The stone is not so much the center of attention as the engravings on the band. Often Celtic engagement rings are characterized by many different pieces of Celtic artwork. Celtic knots are very common. No one is exactly sure what these knots represent, but many believe that because they have no beginning and no end, they symbolize an endless love or an eternity together. Others believe it represents an uninterrupted life cycle and can be used to ward off sickness or bad luck. The first year of marriage can be hard. Any couple starting out their lives together could use a symbol of good luck.

Another very popular Celtic engagement ring is the Claddagh. The Claddagh is a traditional Irish ring. Sometimes it is given as a wedding ring, but often it is just a keepsake of friendship. This symbol is very easily recognizable as two hands as the band, clasping a heart with a crown on top. The hands clasping the heart are symbolic of the hands of friendship, and go clear around the finger to show that it encompassing.. The heart, of course, represents love, and the crown atop the heart acts as loyalty. The Claddagh can be worn different ways to symbolize different romantic statuses. When worn on the right ring finger with the tip of the heart pointing away from a girl’s heart, she is available, but if it is worn with the tip of her heart pointing at her heart, she is taken. The ring on the left hand means she is engaged or married.

Celtic engagement rings are rich in beautiful symbolism, seemingly suited perfectly for new couples about to embark on a new adventure through life. Good luck charms and eternity symbols and the sweet Claddagh with all its meaning are the reason these rings are becoming so popular around the world.

Posted on November 16, 2011 by Admin