Celtic knot designs can be dated back to at least the 3rd-4th century, if not earlier. Celtic Knots were often found engraved into stone at burial sites, such as Newgrange, the 5,000-year-old prehistoric monument in County Meath, Ireland.
Each design is believed to have held a special significance They are believed to have represented faith, to declare unity between people and in some cases, to protect against evil spirits. These continuous patterns are thought also to have referenced eternity and eternal life.
Celtic art and markings burst with symbols that invoke the energies of nature and the Universe itself. Many designs
focus on Mother Earth and her mysteries. When creating a piece of jewelry, the Celts hoped to capture the power of the emblem and to invoke It’s meaning and activate it, in order to improve their own daily lives.
As far as interpreting their meaning — we do face some challenges. Without written records, the meanings of some
of these unique symbols will inevitably have been lost in the mists of time. Many of the meanings as understood today, have been interpreted by historians and scholars over thousands of years.
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