If couples looking for a unique ring that is beautifully designed to represent their Celtic heritage, then a Celtic wedding ring is a perfect choice. Celtic wedding rings and Celtic Engagement Rings are steeped in history and romance. These traditional Irish rings feature intricate Celtic knot designs and have a way of capturing attention.
What is a Celtic Wedding Ring?
Celtic wedding ring design usually showcases a Celtic Knot. There are many types of Celtic knots but they all symbolize the unending love that binds two people together in marriage and through life.
What Is a Celtic Engagement Ring?
A Celtic engagement ring is inspired by ancient Celtic designs that have meaning behind them. They come in a variety of different designs, the most popular styles being the Claddagh, Trinity Knot, and Celtic Knot.
Celtic wedding rings are symbolic of eternal love and loyalty and are stylishly captivating weddings that represent both faith and commitment. On that special wedding day, or commitment ceremony there is no better means of expressing your love for one other than an authentic Celtic wedding band. These wedding bands are a beautiful statement of both love and heritage steeped in symbolism and tradition.
"Celtic wedding band design incorporates tradition Celtic knots and symbols with traditional wedding band elements like comfort fit design, milgrain and roping to express everlasting love." says jewelry designer Jennifer Derrig. "The difference is really in the sentiment of the band design elements and how they incorporate a more unique style of design the claddagh."
History of Celtic Wedding Rings
Celtic engagement rings and Celtic wedding rings have been used for over 300 years, and every style has its own unique meaning depending on the type of Celtic knot or symbol used in the wedding ring. "Irish tradition and folklore tells of the first Celtic ring, called a Claddagh ring from the Irish fishing village called the Claddagh, Ireland," Derrig says. During the mid-nineteenth century, Claddagh rings gained popularity outside of Ireland when the Irish migrated during the great famine. The Celtic ring also gained royal status when nobility such as Queen Victoria was seen wearing one.
Can Both Men and Women Wear Celtic Wedding Bands?
The answer is absolute. Celtic wedding rings are often purchased in wedding rings. Wedding ring sets are two rings usually the same ring purchased in two varying sizes and widths for the couple. Women's wedding rings such as the claddagh are often treasured family heirlooms and are passed down from mother to daughter for generations. Each men's wedding ring style has its own unique meaning depending on the knot design. For example, wedding bands with Celtic knots represent eternity and everlasting love.
Popular Celtic Wedding Ring Styles
- Claddagh Wedding Ring: The Claddagh wedding ring in gold is a symbol of Love, Loyalty and Friendship. A Claddagh wedding ring is not just for the Irish anymore. Choose to engrave your gold Claddagh wedding ring for an extra special touch.
- Trinity Knot Wedding Rings: Sometimes called the Celtic Trinity Knot, or Love Knot or Celtic triquetra holds many meanings it is known to represent the balance between the body, mind, and the spirit. The trinity knot or triquetra design is raised with black enamel in the recessed area to highlight the details. A Gold Trinity Knot Wedding Ring is the perfect wedding ring for any Celtic couple.
- Celtic Lovers Knot Wedding Ring: The Celtic Lovers Knot, also known as the Anam Cara Knot (derived from the Irish words that mean â€œsoul friendâ€, from Celtic wisdom), is a relatively new addition to the Celtic knot family. Celtic Lovers Knot ring is a modern twist on the traditional Celtic knot.
- Irish Wedding Ring: The Irish Wedding Band in 14K gold has a shamrock center accented by a pattern of interlinking Celtic knots around the entire band. The wedding band combines the shamrock, the tradition associated with Ireland, and the Celtic knot that represents eternity and continuity is brilliant.
Wedding Ring Purchasing Tip ...
As an affordable option consider wedding rings in an alternative metal, sterling silver, or in a mixed metal version such as two toned silver and 10K gold. Celtic wedding rings like most wedding rings are also available in your choice of karat gold and color such as yellow, white or rose gold as well.