This period is characterised by the development of metalworking skills- used for creating weaponry, cutting tools, implements To the Celts, jewellery was worn as a symbol of prestige and social status. When thinking of the jewellery of the Celts, the torc style of necklace or bracelet probably comes first to mind.
Unique Celtic wedding rings handcrafted and hallmarked here in Ireland. The celebrated Irish Claddagh ring stands as a monument to love and friendship. Inspired by the Celtic design found on Ireland's most famous national treasure.
Celtic inspired and Scottish glass agate costume jewellery is very distinctivewith the designs often based on earlier Victorian and pre-antiquity pieces. Made from glass stones created to imitate the agates which are set into non-precious mixed metal, they are a beautiful mix of intricate patterns and bold statement features. As a general rule, antiques tend to be more delicate and intricate in nature; look for fine etching, flush stone settings and top quality scroll patterns.
March 18, 3 Comments. The ancient Celts excelled at metalwork. Archaeology has uncovered amazing artistic jewelry and weapons from the distant past that is proof of the skill, imagination and cultural sophistication of the ancestors of the modern Irish, Scots and Welsh.
We visited Brian de Staic's fabulous store in the lovely side side village of Dingle last year. We fell in love with the place immediately, helped in no small part by the excellent staff at Brian de Staic Jewelers. We purchased two beautiful rings to commemorate the most memorable holiday of our life, a mens Claddagh ring for myself and a Claddagh ring with a Connemara marble heart for my partner.
Buy Oval Cabochon of Crazy Lace Agate wire wrapped in non-tarnish silver wire with super decorative 'windswept' bail. Buy Super flashy piece of Labradorite wire wrapped in oxidised copper wire. Touch of Art Deco in this piece.