Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Artwork on Roman Rings

Hatch patterns emerge considerably in Roman Rings. The vanquished Celtic tribes frequently passed on their own concepts, or simply Roman Jewellers assimilated them and included them with their ideas. Naturally, both things most likely happened. Roman Jewellers would access designs to thrill new vanquished potential customers, and vice versa. Celtic Jewellers would certainly begin the process of making rings for their own Roman customers introducing Celtic designs.

Intaglios contained the emperor’s appearance crafted on them. Along with the Roman emperors, legendary creatures were additionally utilized to enhance the traditional roman rings. Many of these roman rings possess engravings too. Others have enameled themes.

Numerous Roman items of jewellery consisted of gemstones such as pearls and emeralds as their centerpiece. Some other rings included semi-precious gemstones most notably jasper, carnelian or chalcedony. Gemstones personalized with an symbolic representation were known as "intaglio" and could be chosen as a seal for records by pushing the image into a bit of wax. Amber and glass were also found in Roman jewelry.

Through the 3rd and 4th centuries Roman rings were made personalized with Religious representations

Popular imagery integrated into Roman jewelry may include suspended berries and grape vines, wreaths and wheels. Creators in addition often included creatures in particular snakes, hares, hounds, birds, horses and fish. A great number of animals included symbolic significance for Romans. For instance, eagles were related to the Roman god, Jupiter. Based on Roman Coliseum internet site, gold coins -- known as aurei were often made into jewellery. Roman crafts men were not afraid of being ambitious and including abstract patterns inside their works.

Other rings enjoyed intaglios on gemstones such as cornelian. Ancient Romans knew of how to create glass, and provide it in various colors. Thus, a lot of the ancient roman rings include glass. Sophisticated jewelry creations were also designed by several of the ancient Roman jewelers. To help make the pieces of jewelry seem to be delicate, gold was pulled into tiny wires, and styles were created using this slender wire.
Silver was also actually popular in times of yore to create beautiful and attractive pieces of jewelry which was in fact lightweight but incredibly tough.

Enthusiasts ascertain the value of such antiquities according to numerous aspects like the historic importance of the particular ring, the time in which it was created, weight of gold in the ring, carats of diamonds, distinctiveness of the ring's design etc.

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Thursday, November 6, 2014

The Theme of the Circle in Celtic Jewelry

The Celts were a group of intelligent, resourceful and artistic itinerant people who travelled across Europe and eventually settled down in what is no known as the UK. They introduced state of art designs that offer a mystic interpretation on the theme of encirclement.

There are numerous meanings in the shapes within Celtic artwork and jewelry designs and the strongest of these meanings always comes back to the idea of infinity, commitment, and enduring strength and love. This is frequently represented in the knot work on Celtic rings, bracelets and necklaces, when the circular pieces themselves are decorated with knots that have no beginning and end, and thus build on the theme of the circle.

The circle of any wedding band, including the Celtic ring, is normally connected with the circle of life, infinity, and undying love, since the circle has no beginning or end. When coupled with the continuous, unbroken Celtic knot-work that is found on a Celtic ring, there is an idea of infinity and eternity within such designs, which also have no beginning or end.

This theme of the circle, infinity and interconnectedness is ideally suited to wedding rings, because a wedding is a family interconnection which will, hopefully, produce children who will continue that interconnection. Eventually they will themselves form new interconnections by marrying and carrying on the family – and the love - into eternity. 

Most Celtic jewelry is identifiable by the  Celtic knots  incorporated in the design.  Sometimes the knots are just part of the symbol, like in some variations of the Claddagh and Celtic cross, and other times the knot itself is the jewelry.  The knot has shown up in Celtic jewelry and art for thousands of years, and whatever its original meaning, if it had one, is unknown today.  However, most experts believe that the Celtic knot generally symbolizes the interconnectedness of everything.  In wedding rings, a Celtic knot might symbolize the interconnectedness of two hearts, lives and spirits.

The Celtic knot’s significance is hidden in obscurity. This is because of the lack of relevant material providing information about it. It is known that these are occasional references made about certain knots in old Celtic myths and legends though no clear theme has emerged from this, other than the strong theme of the circle.

If you choose a Celtic wedding band to commemorate your wedding vows, you are effectively aligning yourself with the ancient Celtic belief in the circle of life, and the interconnectedness of all things on earth. That’s a pretty good basis for the start of a marriage, and your Celtic ring will be a constant reminder that some things never change, even after 2000 years of history. The symbolism and meaning behind the circular themes that dominated Celtic artwork and jewelry are as relevant today as they were when the Celtic craftsmen first fashioned their stunning jewelry. Some things never change!