Sterling Celtic Cradle of Life Leverback Drop Earrings
The Celtic Cradle of Life reminds us that our lives are forever intertwined with the lives of those we love. These threads that bind us to one another help to weave our own destinies - past, present and future.
Materials: Sterling Silver
Dimensions (width x height): 1/2" x 1 1/2"
Height is measured from top of leverback to bottom of the earring.
This gorgeous design is at once sensual and traditional, delicate and steadfast. The Celtic Cradle of Life reminds us that our lives are forever intertwined with the lives of those we love.
Delicate hoops of interlocking silver surround a traditional Celtic Trinity Knot, a design that goes back millennia to the iron age and beyond. Though its original meaning may be lost to time, it figures prominently in Celtic art—most famously as a recurring motif in the Book of Kells—the Trinity Knot represents many things to many people. Here, as the heart of the interweaving silver curves, it can represent the solidarity from which springs life, or even the Heart of Ireland expanding into the world.
As mysterious as it is beautiful, the Celtic Cradle of Life is a symbol of love—that of a lover, or a child, or a family, of a country. The Sterling silver surrounding the Celtic Trinity Knot may be seen as an abstract version of the Celtic Knot, with the same interlocking loops that have no true start or finish, representing eternity. Just as with the Celtic Knot, the silver consists of a single piece of silver delicately and carefully surrounding the heart. It is a symbol of forever, of undying love, of a life that will go on into the eternities.
Imagine this attractive jewel placed gently around the neck of the one you love, or imagine it around your own neck, and feel the power that is contained in these ancient symbols brought to life in a style that is at once abstract and traditional.