Celtic symbolism and design

mens celtic titanium ringThe Celts were originally a group of tribes that discovered they had a culture that was common amongst themselves during prehistoric times, however the Romans defeated the Celts in Western Europe because of the lack of unity between the Celtic tribes which ultimately lead to their downfall. The Celts were then forced to live in the outer fringes of Europe including Ireland which is the most famous country for Celtic traditions. Celtic artwork was believed to be very symbolic often being based on nature using images of birds, animals and fish. The Celts believed firmly in the interconnections of all life and produced the familiar Celtic Knots. Pictured on the right is the Celtic trinity knot featured on one of our titanium rings, a great example of the use of Celtic engravings on modern jewellery.

domed celtic dog titanium ringThe real symbolism of Celtic designs have been lost throughout time, but the designs are still used in jewellery today and are very popular in Scottish Celtic wedding rings. The infinity knot Celtic wedding ring is very popular indeed. Geometric designs have always featured prominently in Celtic artwork with spirals, chevrons, scrolls and knot work. Many of these patterns can be seen decorating stone carvings or ancient manuscripts and religious books. Celtic artwork and design has survived through the ages and can be seen in items such as jewellery. The patterns have evolved over time, developing into very contemporary designs for consumers who like modern urban living and fashion statements.

celtic engraved titanium ringOur Celtic styled titanium rings are the most popular selling of all our rings on our website. These rings make fantastic wedding rings as an alternative choice to the more traditional Celtic wedding rings made from gold. The celtic designs on our rings are all faithfully reproduced, whether it by the traditional methods by hand crafting on a jewellers bench or the precision laser engraving techniques used for our titanium rings, the patterns are kept alive to this day.

Featured here are three of our titanium rings all laser engraved with celtic designs including the trinity symbol and celtic dog engraving. The gold ring which is linked to above, features the line of life celtic knot design and is handmade. If you are looking for a Celtic wedding ring for a man then you have come to the right place. Our ring sizes are all available in UK and international measurements. They make great wedding ring sets also.

Written by John Lewis

Last updated 29th October 2015.