On this large sterling silver Irish pendant the trinity knot sits to the bottom of the piece and is connected to the rose gold plated shamrock at the top by delicate leaf work. This Irish Shamrock Necklace is handcrafted in Ireland and comes attractively gift boxed
The name 'shamrock' comes from the Irish name "seamrog" or little clover. The "dear little shamrock" has been a symbol of Ireland since the 18th century and a registered trade mark by the government of Ireland. Used as a symbol of Christianity in Ireland, Saint Patrick, Ireland's patron saint, used it as a metaphor for the Christian Holy Trinity. It is beloved across the world as a mark of Irish heritage and is worn by millions on March 17th. St. Patrick's Day!
The Triquetra predates Christianity and was the Celtic symbol of the Goddess Odin. The symbol decorates our illuminated manuscripts such as The Book of Kells and is found on Celtic crosses and Celtic stones all around the country. The Trinity Knot has been adopted from ancient Celtic art by Christianity as a symbol of the Holy Trinity; Father, Son & Holy Spirit. To the Celts it is believed to have meant many things; mind, body, spirit; earth, sea and sky and beginning, middle and end - continuity. The Trinity Knot is the most well known and loved of all Celtic knots and in modern times has been given as a token of promise; to love, to honour and to protect.
Weight: 5.9gms approx.
Width: 24mm / 42mm (exc.bail) approx.
Includes 18" Spiga chain