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Celtic Knotwork Shield Necklace is a beautiful was to show your love for everything Celtic!
The beautiful detailing and four boss elements give this necklace a special touch. Solid lead-free pewter. Celtic knots are representations of knots used for decoration, used extensively in the Celtic style.
These knots are most known for their use in the ornamentation of Christian monuments and manuscripts, such as the 8th-century St. Teilo Gospels, the Book of Kells and the Lindisfarne Gospels. Most are endless knots, and many are varieties of basket weave knots. The Triquetra is also known as the Trinity Knot and the Celtic Triangle. The symbol has been found on stones that date back to 1,000 AD and is found in the Book of Kells created around 800 AD. It symbolizes Earth, Air and Water - the three forces of nature.
1 3/4" x 1 3/4" in size.
Made of solid lead free pewter - Pewter has been used in jewelry making for pewter does NOT RUST OR TARNISH and will last a lifetime. Pewter was used for decorative metal items in the Ancient World by the Egyptians and later the Romans, and came into extensive use in Europe during the Middle Ages - it was once considered the metal of kings because of its beauty and expense!