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Book of Kells Jewelry

Book of Kells Jewelry

Book of Kells jewelry is based on the Celtic illustrations found in the 8th century Book of Kells, Ireland's finest national treasure.
Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland has licensed Solvar to create the Book of Kells jewelry collection that ranges from beads to necklaces.
The Book of Kells is a richly decorated manuscript containing the four Gospels of the New Testament. 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. The Book of Kells received its name from the Abbey of Kells where it resided for centuries; today it is on permanent display at the Trinity College library in Dublin.

Generally considered to be Ireland's finest national treasure the vibrant illustrations and ornate embellishments in the Book of Kells exceeds that of other Gospel books in profligacy and intricacy by combining traditional Christian symbols with Celtic knots, animals and legendary beasts.

Book of Kells Necklace - Celtic - 46261

Book of Kells Celtic pendant features interlaced knot-work that is superimposed over green cat eye glass.
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Book of Kells Earrings - Celtic - 33853

Book of Kells Celtic earrings feature interlaced knot-work that is superimposed over green cat eye glass.
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Book of Kells Bracelet - Celtic - 5914

Book of Kells Celtic bracelet features a hinged bangle that is enhanced with interlaced knot-work, superimposed over green cat eye glass.
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Book of Kells Pendant - Celtic - 46262

Book of Kells Celtic necklace features interwoven knot-work that is superimposed over blue cat eye glass.
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Book of Kells Earrings - Celtic - 33854

Book of Kells jewelry features Celtic earrings that are enhanced with interlaced knot-work that is superimposed over blue cat eye glass.
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Book of Kells Bangle - Celtic - 5915

Book of Kells Celtic bracelet is a hinged bangle design that features interlaced knot-work, superimposed over blue cat eye glass.
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Book of Kells Necklace - Celtic - 46264

Book of Kells Celtic necklace features interlaced knot-work along with a crystal studded teardrop shape border.
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Book of Kells Necklace - Celtic - 46263

Book of Kells Celtic pendant features interlaced knot-work along with a crystal studded round border.
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Claddagh Bracelet - Book of Kells - 50111g

Book of Kells bracelet features an enameled Claddagh that is enhanced with Celtic knot-work.
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Claddagh Necklace - Book of Kells - 46702g

Book of Kells pendant features an enameled Claddagh that is enhanced with Celtic knot-work.
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Claddagh Earrings - Book of Kells - 34081g

Book of Kells earrings feature an enameled Claddagh that is enhanced with Celtic knot-work.
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Celtic Bracelet - Book of Kells - 50112r

Book of Kells bracelet features enameled Celtic knot-work that includes a knot-work border.
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Celtic Necklace - Book of Kells - 46703r

Book of Kells necklace features enameled Celtic knot-work that includes a knot-work border.
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Celtic Earrings - Book of Kells - 34082r

Book of Kells earrings feature enameled Celtic knot-work that includes a knot-work border.
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Trinity Bracelet - Book of Kells - 50110b

Book of Kells bracelet features enameled Trinity knots along with a Celtic knot-work border.
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Trinity Necklace - Book of Kells - 46701b

Book of Kells pendant features enameled Trinity knots along with a Celtic knot-work border.
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Trinity Earrings - Book of Kells - 34080b

Book of Kells earrings features enameled Trinity knots along with a Celtic knot-work border.
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Celtic Bracelet - Book of Kells - 50109b

Book of Kells bracelet features an enameled Celtic spiral motif that is enhanced with subtle shamrocks.
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Celtic Necklace - Book of Kells - 46700b

Book of Kells necklace features an enameled Celtic spiral motif that is enhanced with subtle shamrocks.
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Celtic Earrings - Book of Kells - 34079b

Book of Kells earrings feature an enameled Celtic spiral motif that is enhanced with subtle shamrocks.
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Tree of Life Bracelet - Book of Kells - 50108b

Book of Kells bracelet features an enameled Tree of Life that is enhanced with silver Trinity knots.
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Tree of Life Necklace - Book of Kells - 46695b

Book of Kells pendant features an enameled Tree of Life that is enhanced with silver Trinity knots.
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Tree of Life Earrings - Book of Kells - 34076b

Book of Kells earrings feature an enameled Tree of Life that is enhanced with silver Trinity knots.
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Celtic Trinity Necklace - Book of Kells - 46701g

Book of Kells necklace features Trinity knots along with a Celtic knot-work border and green enamel.
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Celtic Trinity Earrings - Book of Kells - 34080g

Book of Kells earrings feature Trinity knots along with a Celtic knot-work border and green enamel.
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Throughout our site you will find thousands of examples of jewelry with traditional Celtic designs; this includes the collection from the Book of Kells. Other prime examples are the Celtic Warrior Shield wedding bands whose design is inspired from the Ardagh chalice which is another of Ireland's treasured artifacts.
 
The ancient stone Celtic cross monuments that dotted the Irish landscape are the inspiration for the design found in most of our silver Celtic cross necklaces and our Celtic wall crosses and the tri spiral design found in Co. Meath is the catalyst for the Newgrange jewelry along with the Newgrange spiral wedding bands.

It was the ancient druids who espoused that the tree is the source of all life; today that Celtic tradition lives on in the symbolism of the Tree of Life necklaces and Tree of Life earrings.
 
The Irish jewelry designs are just as evocative when you consider the gold Claddagh rings are based upon a 16th century legend that only grows in popularity throughout the world. The tiny shamrock was revered for its mystical qualities long before St. Patrick used the symbolism of this three leaf clover to explain the concept of the Trinity; today as one of Ireland's national icons, you may find it as splendid silver shamrock necklaces and gold shamrock earrings.    

At 600 million years old, the most ancient and possibly most stimulating of all our Irish jewelry is those pieces with Connemara marble which is often referred to as Ireland's gem stone. The Irish Gift House features an extensive collection that includes Connemara marble rings and Connemara marble bracelets. You will also find this iconic green stone accenting necklaces and earrings that are enhanced with various Irish or Celtic designs.

If you are intrigued by the Celtic designs from the famous Irish manuscript you may like to take a look at our Book of Kells Irish whiskey glasses that are made in Ireland by Mullingar Pewter.