Celtic Pendant (Catriona) HY 0874
Celtic Pendant named Catriona is a very attractive Silver pendant featuring a traditional Celtic knotwork design that will delight lovers of Scotland, its rich history and traditions. It is designed by the skilled craftsmen at Hamilton & Young Jewelers and Designers on the Royal Mile in Edinburgh. It is made entirely in the finest 925 Sterling Silver and comes with a 16″ Sterling Silver chain. It measures approximately .47″ x .71″ and will be shipped in a quality black and gold presentation box.
We cannot examine the artistic beauty of Celtic knotwork found on ancient stone Crosses without forming a deep appreciation and respect for the Celtic culture. Before converting to Christianity in the 5th Century, the Celts followed the Druid religion that is anchored to the intertwining of the natural world with the spiritual world. The two worlds were connected by a fluid boundary making it possible for people to pass from one world to the other on their journey through eternal life. This is what knotwork is all about, with the weave of unbroken lines going “over” representing one world and “under” for the other. The wearing of knotwork jewelry provided protection from serious illness and the dangers posed by “mischievous fairies” and the “Evil Eye” that lurked unseen in the universe. The pattern found in this pendant was known as the Triquestra Knot (three sided), but became known as the trinity Knot after they became Christians. When they converted, they blended the two religions rather than leaving one for the other.