Celtic Engagement Rings
Not Just for the Irish
Irish traditions are rich and full of both whimsy and sentiment. This is especially true when it
comes to weddings and marriage. The Irish symbolize beautifully the real meaning of marriage with their wedding
Celtic engagement rings and wedding bands have a style all their own, but still lend themselves to
adding your own personal touches. An antique gold ring with the telltale woven pattern is the perfect symbol
of the blending of two lives.
Designing Your Celtic Engagement Rings
Once you’ve decided you love the tradition of the Irish wedding ring, you can design your own
engagement ring and wedding bands to incorporate those styles.
First you begin with the precious metal that will hold the pattern and any gemstone. Rings can be fashioned out of
gold, silver, or platinum. Jewelers will tell you what material best suits the stones you may be setting within the
ring. Platinum for example is the perfect material for setting a high quality diamond since it will not discolour
or yellow the stone as gold may.
Next the metal is moulded into the traditional woven Celtic pattern. Even an antique Celtic ring can
be remade to suit the new couple’s preferences. It can be carefully resized as to not lose the pattern and it
can have personal gemstone's added to it.
Rings can be made in many different widths too. For example, if you have a one carat diamond, you will probably
want a wider band than a ½ carat diamond would hold. That is true especially if you want to show off the
intertwined pattern and not have it hidden by the stone.
Adding gems to a Celtic style ring gives you many design options. You can intersperse small stones throughout the
crosses on the weaving or add one centre stone. The stone can be part of the engagement ring with a solitaire
placed there, and then have either a plain Celtic band or one with several coordinating stones. The design
possibilities are endless.
Making Your Ring a Part of the Wedding Ceremony
- Guest article
It is customary in many Jewish, Christian or non denominational wedding services to exchange
rings. To further highlight the reason you chose a celtic engagement ring, you can include a brief
message of its meaning on your invitation.
The meaning of the intertwined or woven pattern is symbolic of the blending and joining of two lives into one
never ending circle. You can further enhance this message through the music you choose for your ceremony.
Irish or not, using Celtic engagement rings and Irish music will make any wedding ceremony and reception
special. This is a day to always remember and the rings you wear will be a part of that memory long after the
champagne is gone and the guests have returned home. Keep the feelings you have on that day a part of everyday
with the symbolic ring style.
Written by Clinton Maxwell who is a writer/webmaster at Engagement Rings
Tipswhich is an internet site for information.
Clinton is featuring jewelry and articles on affordable rings.
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