This vintage, sterling silver Celtic trefoil knot is known as the “trinity knot” or the “triquetra. It is a form that is often used in Celtic art. It can be a non-religious sign, or, for Christians, a symbol of the holy trinity. As a non religious symbol, it represents the natural forces: earth, air and water. It can also represent life, death and rebirth. It has many other meanings, depending on where you look or how you personally want to interpret it.
But as a design, the triquetra is a winner, repeated throughout the generations.
The necklace itself consists of natural, faceted labradorite cylinders ( 10.5 mm and ½ inch long), lifted by natural peach toned coral discs (9mm), etched silver from Korea (10.8 mm), and at the centre, two handmade, fair trade etched, carved silver beads
(10 mm), made by the Karen hill tribes in Thailand.
Karen hill tribe Fair Trade silver is nearly 98% pure silver. I mostly choose to use their silver because each piece is like a miniature bit of sculpture, individually crafted and created. I know that artisans in Northern Thailand produce this unique silversmithing in small villages, involving whole families in the process. Their work is fairly paid, and as a result, their beads are much more expensive. But a family is supported and wonderful beads and jewellery are produced in high quality silver.
I have used a silver toggle clasp. Toggle clasps are easy to use and secure. My silver name label is attached at the clasp.
The necklace comes, like all my necklaces, with it's own colour co-ordinated silk brocaded pouch bag, made by the Shanghai tailor.
The necklace is 19 inches long with a 1 inch pendant drop.
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