The Symbols behind the Irish Wedding Rings

Being an Irish couple on the verge of getting married you will decide to perform your wedding celebration in an Irish style, since Irish people are always proud of their traditions. You would also choose to buy as a symbol that seals your love for ever one of the Irish wedding rings models that are displayed inside many of the jewelry workshops, especially the online version. Let’s take for instance Celtic Wedding Rings, a site where you can find the beautiful symbol of Claddagh rings that are uniquely crafted to stand for the special feelings of love, friendship, loyalty, and fidelity. Which other feelings can describe better the act of marriage if not these ones that are incorporated in a design that consists of two hands joining together to support a heart that has a crown on top of it.

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Irish Wedding Rings

It is said that among all the Irish wedding rings, these ones are the most representative for the Irish tradition as they have been known to exist for more than three centuries, being created fro the first time in a village on Galway Bay. If you take a look inside the Celtic Wedding Rings website you will find various designs that make a great option for your special event. Such as it is the white gold or yellow gold wedding band having the Claddagh symbol inset in the band with a diamond set on either side of this remarkable symbol.

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Irish Wedding Rings

Another design will represent a beautifully crafted Irish wedding ring consisting of yellow gold or white gold band including also the Claddagh symbol that has on each side 6 diamonds inset. Through the Celtic Infinity knot these diamonds are tied to one another to complete the range of meanings that these symbols bring in these uniquely crafted designs. There are other designs that are created to introduce the Irish tradition and history of the Irish culture to those couples who are about to commit to each other for life. There are choices for white gold, yellow gold, silver that are transformed into wedding rings that although they send you back to the traditions, they can as well exhibit elegance and a unique beauty.

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Irish Wedding Rings

You could find also Irish wedding rings that between the repretitive Claddagh symbol have the Gaelic saying “mo anam cara” which  translates into “my soul friend”. Turning the ring a quarter of a complete move, it can read “cara mo anam” which goes for “friend of my soul”. Another design will represent the “Love Forever” ring where in between each word there is the symbol of Celtic Saint Andrew knot. If you are an Irish couple it is impossible not to be attracted to the designs and symbols that go back in the ancient times of Celts, a people whose life and beliefs were loaded with meanings that reflected a rich interior life.

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Irish Wedding Rings

It is true that not many scholars have defined with authority the symbolism that lies behind these representations that Irish wedding rings use in their designs and styles, but since the tradition can be adjusted to the modern days and visions, in this context these symbols can be widely accepted. The past two centuries have seen a reinvigoration of the Celtic heritage in art introducing elements that belonged to the Celtic Art of Pagan along with the early days of Christianity. With the modern designers and artists, these motifs have gathered meanings that go with the contemporary need of finding the roots and similarities of feelings that have guided couples in the past on their path to the altar.

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Irish Wedding Rings

Through crafted jewelers, the art of inserting symbols have become very popular especially with the Renaissance trend of Celtic Arts. This new trend added new styles and imagination in order to combine old with new resulting into innovative adaptations of spiritual meanings paired with the fashion trends of the contemporary times. The following symbols can be found in Irish wedding rings craft: knots and interlace (to stand for repeated crossing of the physical paths and spiritual paths in our daily life); eternity knot (the everlasting symbol of love and continuity of this feeling beyond life and death), Celtic cross, spiral and many others that are actually adaptations of the knot, cross, interlace, and Claddagh symbols. These wedding bands will always be popular choices not only for the Irish marrying couples, but also for those who look to seal their love inside this circle that is represented by the wedding ring, a symbol for eternity, for everlasting love and dedication.

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Posted in: Wedding Rings by Alyx | June 21st 2011 | no comments

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