Celtic pendant shaped like a Celtic knot in Sterling Silver 925/000 and fired enamel manufactured by skilled goldsmiths of the Galician city of Santiago de Compostela. It includes chain sterling silver 40 cm long. Designed and manufactured in Spain.
Diameter: 2.8 cm
Celtic knots are popular in Celtic history and culture represent a unique emblem for artisans and jewelers today. They began to appear around 450 A.D. They are mostly used by artisans and monks in order to decorate their manuscripts and the famous Book of Kells.
The original meaning of many of the designs have been lost due to the scarcity of reliable written documents and many were invented so discover the real meaning is very difficult and sometimes impossible. However, other historians agree in certain theories regarding the design of these known symbols:
The nodes represent the essence of eternity, the eternal nature of the soul, uninterrupted life cycle of birth and rebirth with its endless reincarnations, because these symbols for the Celts had no beginning or end. Interlaced knot design with its solid lines, could symbolize the process of this eternal evolution experienced by the soul in its continuous reincarnations to reach the goal of perfection.
Each Celtic knots alter its meaning in the form and amount of linked nodes. Complex nodes represent the way in which all things are interconnected.
Many researchers say that the Celtic knot could represent a powerful talisman of good luck with what was often seen as decoration in homes and the Celts believed strongly that these people in the sacred character of the place. Moreover, it is said that used to offer these adorned with mystic knots to symbolize his best wishes of longevity or luck gifts.
According to George Bain, a prestigious professor of Celtic art, Celtic knots personified heritage so that certain identified certain Celtic knots as in certain families Highland clans. That would mean that for every family could have one knot to designate each lineage, while define certain values or qualities that would emphasize the prestige as the knot that question.
It is also often see knot work shaped like an oval, which is the shape of an egg. The oval has something to do with generative creativity and birth and is said to symbolize the infinite, another element essentially Celtic.
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