Solvar has been crafting irish jewellery since 1941. Finely crafted celtic rings featuring the trinity knot or the claddagh or based on designs the famous book of kells. Inspired by the intricate knot designs in the book of kells, this beautiful wedding band features an interlaced pattern symbolizing our connections to all things. Wedding toast illuminated framed print irish wedding toast. Celtic jewelry history and information tagged book of. These rings feature an intricate celtic knot design that celebrates the beauty of irelands book of kells.
Book of kells jewelry claddagh rings at the irish gift. Sterling silver ring kells celtic wedding band gemvara. Sep 09, 2011 celtic history illuminated manuscripts posted on september 9, 2011 by ciara obrien the beauty, symbolism and artistry of celtic illuminated manuscripts makes them something to marvel at thats why the most spectacular examples of these ornate, medieval works of art such as the irish book of kells are displayed in museums. Currently housed in the trinity college library in dublin, its illustrations include stunning examples of celtic knotwork and zoomorphic art. At the wedding band shop you can browse a sample of our wedding rings and engagement rings online, or book an appointment to visit our georgian showroom on fitzwilliam street where we would be delighted to take the time to help you select the perfect engagement ring and wedding rings. A brief overview the book of kells itself is an irish manuscript that contains the four gospels, along with the eusebian canons, also known as the book of columba, the manuscript is believed to be a relic from the late 500 a. The famed book of kells is a fantastically illustrated or illuminated text of the four gospels, transcribed by irish monks in approximately 800 a. The irish gift house features irish made claddagh rings and celtic jewelry. Etsy is the home to thousands of handmade, vintage, and oneofakind products and gifts related to your search.
The look of kells may 2, 2017 new princess diana replica engagement ring in stock now and available via freepost nationwide 20 or at bangor flagship store or high street mall portadown. The rich cream background provides the perfect back drop for the rich celtic design, inspired by the ancient artwork of the iconic book of kells. Alternative highperformance wedding rings made in the uk by geti or in the usa by lashbrook designs. Wedding toasts book of kells irish quotes irish sayings nice sayings best man wedding speeches maid of honor speech celtic wedding rings. Designed and made in ireland tastefully presented in a luxury gift box. Any person can immediately tell whether a piece is an authentic irish creation simply by examining it and comparing it to the style and artwork found within the book of kells. The book of kells takes its name from the abbey of kells in kells, county meath where the book was housed for much of the medieval. The pattern may be oxidized to make it black and to highlight it see the photo marked as black version. We are a thirdgeneration irish business combining our passion for ireland with our love of jewellery. Leaded glass knots in vivid shades of blue and deep violet glow against a background of luminous ivorytone glass, all atop a decorative bronzefinished metal base. Authentic irish rings made in ireland claddagh design. In fact, in much of celtic art, including the famous illuminated bible, the book of kells, these celtic knots emerge from or transform into vegetative foliage. If you are of celtic decent or just love the styles and symbols found in celtic jewelry, youre sure to find the perfect celtic knot ring with us. From the famous celtic knots to the ancient newgrange spirals, each ring depicts a piece of celtic art and history.
The ancient book of kells includes some of the best examples and imagery of. The beautiful symmetry of these woven patterns is often not square, rigid, or overly formal, but organic, flowing, and a stylized reflection. The book of kells is a richly decorated manuscript containing the four gospels of the new testament. Oct 12, 2018 may the luck of the irish be with you always. The illuminated text known as the book of kells is considered irelands greatest national art treasure.
Miraculously, the book of kells survived undamaged but it was incomplete. No matter what youre looking for or where you are in the world, our global marketplace of sellers can help you find unique and affordable options. Celtic wedding bands and rings inspired by the book of kells. These beautiful crosses are inspired by the book of kells, which is located in trinity college in dublin. It is an illuminated manuscript written in latin and richly illustrated.
Wedding toast illuminated framed print irish wedding. Solvar limited irish jewellery manufacturer solvar. Working as a team, we have made many exclusive designs imagined by our customers and realized by our design team and. She has also written the damiano trilogy, the chronicles of a wizards young son, set during an alternate history version of the italian renaissance. It is believed to have been transcribed by irish monks around the year 800 ad and it is a magnum opus of calligraphy and represents the apex of enlightenment. Irish celtic wedding rings with the ancient symbols of ireland on them inspired by the book of kells and other gaelic manuscripts and drawings our unique custommade rings are available as sterling silver rings, gold irish rings, silver irish rings and white gold irish rings.
Book of kells wedding ring 3mm to 9mm widths, made in. We actually went to dublin and peter was very nice and took a lot of time to show us his rings and to advise us on size, width, material, etc. The design on this beautiful ring is inspired by the wonderful illustrations of the book of kells, a 9thcentury gospel manuscript famous throughout the world. Book of kells wedding rings, book of kells rings handmade. Sterling silver wedding rings book of kells silver celtic. A collection of beautiful celtic rings inspired by the ancient symbols and ornate designs of the irish celt tradition. The book of kells itself is an irish manuscript that contains the four gospels, along with the eusebian canons, also known as the book of columba, the manuscript is believed to be a relic from the late 500 a. Now resting at trinity college library in dublin, the book draws thousands of tourists each year.
Her debut novel, tea with the black dragon, won the john w. The irish book of kells was originally written on about 185 animal skins. The famous book of kells has many celtic knot examples throughout its illustrious pages. Wedding rings inspired by the book of kells, irelands ancient manuscript. Celtic book of kells artwork wedding ring laser engraved. The monks kept a herd of as many as 1200 cattle, which also provided food and milk for the monastery. The rings are available in yellow gold, white gold, palladium and platinum. The book of kells is a beautiful illuminated gospel book of the late 8th century. The book of kells the book of kells is considered one of irelands national treasures and it is a religious book that illustrates the gospels of christ and highlights the history of the celtic people. Chose the hardback and obviously hadnt paid enough attention. A stunning silk celtic scarf from patrick francis designs.
They come to gaze at depictions of the gospels, decorated with colorful, vibrant knot work borders. For years i thought it would be a great thing if celtic artists working in the present could come together and meet to exchange ideas and inspiration. The art of calligraphy is often enhanced heavily by the use of celtic knot designs. Fine art prints framed prints st patricks day quotes irish quotes book of. Crafted with exquisite attention to detail in ireland and hallmarked at. Book of kells wedding ring wide celtic jewelry by boru. Jun 02, 2009 over time, the pages were dated with scientific methods, and the theory that columba himself was the author of the book of kells was disproved. See more ideas about celtic wedding bands, book of kells and wedding bands.
Book of kells initial necklace book of kells novica. This celtic wedding rings in traditional style from book of kells is my experiment with 3d making jewelry. I searched on r a macavoys book of kells and was presented with a kindle and hardback option. Solvar is a much loved, family owned irish company established in 1941 by the obernik family and based in the heart of dublin.
Celtic book of kells wedding ring titanium wedding rings. Written over years ago this beautiful book illustrates the life of christ according to the early church which has remained unchanged. Irelands ancient symbol of eternity dates back to the 5 th century and can be found on celtic crosses throughout the island of ireland and adorns the book of kells, irelands treasured illuminated manuscript. It is cast in solid sterling silver 925, then polished. Leap year wedding toast 12 x 18 book of kells m celtic art prints book of kells reproductions, fine watercolors, illuminated art prints and delivering a perfect best man wedding speech is a challenging responsibility for many men. Rite of passage to attract and destroy the succubus by charmedbos on deviantart a book of shadowss page from charmed rite of passage deviantart is the worlds largest online social community for artists and art enthusiasts, allowing people to connect through the creation and sharing of art. Ideal size for foyer, desk or bedside, lamp measures 18 in height.
For years i thought it would be a great thing if celtic artists working in the present could come together and meet to. Reminiscent of highly prized tiffany lamps of the late 19th century, this is a classic with a celtic twist. Celtic knot designs are popular embossed or carved into leather that is then used for pocket books, wallets and even clothing. All styles of these matching ladies and mens rings are available in almost any size and can be made in silver, 9ct, 18ct, palladium or platinum. Celtic book of kells wedding ring unique celtic wedding. While many know the story and symbolism behind the traditional claddagh ring, celtic knots can hold many different meanings. These rings are often used as wedding bands but can also be worn as a fashion accessory. White gold book of kells wedding ring irish wedding rings, celtic wedding bands. These rings are often used as wedding bands but can also. Book of kells jewelry is based on the celtic illustrations found in the 8th century book of kells, irelands finest national treasure.
The secret of kells is a 2009 frenchbelgianirish animated fantasy film animated by cartoon saloon that premiered on 8 february 2009 at the 59th berlin international film festival. Macavoy is a highly acclaimed author of imaginative and original science fiction and fantasy novels. Made in two band widths with a comfort fit, soft domed profile. Irish jewelry, irish rings, celtic jewelry, claddagh rings, irish wedding rings, irish gifts, irish gifts shop, the irish shop gifts store, ireland, shop. International celtic artists conference in andover, ny. Made in ireland, this gorgeous and vibrantlycolored book of kells brooch from solvar jewelry is made from rhodium and handdecorated with a lovely fine enamel. Book of kells the book of kells is a beautiful illuminated gospel book of the late 8th century. Throughout our site you will find thousands of examples of jewelry with traditional celtic designs. Come unto me book mark come unto me, book of kells. The eighthcentury book of kells is an ornate, handcopied illuminated manuscript of the gospelsone of the most important pieces of early celtic art in the world. The history of mens celtic wedding rings design the.
Wedding rings in dublin, ireland the wedding band shop. Trinity college in dublin, ireland has licensed solvar to create the book of kells jewelry collection that ranges from beads to necklaces. Unique celtic wedding bands in gold and sterling silver. These sterling silver pendants are inspired by the highly decorative capital letters, called initia, that begin each section of text. Celtic jewelry history and information tagged book of kells. Vikings pillaged the abbey, where the illuminated texts first took shape, during the 10 th century. The narrow gold book of kells wedding band i picked out is a perfect addition to my wedding ring. If you continue to use this site we will assume that you are happy with it. Book of kells wedding rings, book of kells rings handmade in. Irish celtic rings, irish celtic knot rings, irish wedding. The book of kells, also called the book of columba, is considered by many to be the ultimate source of celtic knot imagery. Paper being then unknown, this parchment was their only source of writing material.
Irelands ancient symbol of eternity dates back to the 5 th century and can be found on celtic crosses throughout the island of ireland and adorns the book of kells, irelands treasured illuminated manuscript wear your very own piece of ancient irish history with one of our trinity knot rings. Rings and jewelry made by the most talented and trained regional craftsmen. Celtic book of kells wedding ring unique celtic wedding rings. Shop jewelry and gift items based on the irish book of kells at gaelsong, including pendants, bracelets, framed prints, journals, dvds and home decor. This book has inspired scholars and artists for generations. A brief introduction to the book of kells an ancient celtic manuscript hand written by irish monks. Our wide selection is elegible for free shipping and free returns. A celtic ring shape is a symbol of continuity as is the continuous interlacing in celtic knot work. It is something all irish children learn about in school, is regularly discussed as part of irish history and art, and is generally considered to be the countrys most prized possession. Custom create your own celtic ring with your favorite designs from the book of kells or inspiration from the pieces below see more ideas about irish wedding, celtic rings and book of kells. The pattern of intertwining cords and interlace is derived from eastern and celtic art and incorporated into this beautiful collection of designs. The book of kells, which now rests at trinity university in dublin, is considered the most valued art treasure of the irish people, and it is adorned with stunning examples of traditional celtic knot work.1368 1486 392 322 456 1257 904 705 564 338 1033 32 9 1337 1326 1 152 750 1309 1256 600 261 1324 1455 250 246 49 486 659 920 939 413 209 999 1093 982 1369 140 950 874 206 681