Celtic Warrior Shield Wedding Bands are inspired by the Celtic motifs that are found on Irish Ardagh Chalice. The Ardagh Chalice ranks with the Book of Kells as one of the finest works of Celtic art; it is thought to have been made during the 9th Century AD. Techniques used to construct this work of art include hammering, engraving and lost-wax casting along with filigree appliqué, cloisonné, and enameling.
The Ardagh Chalice is a large silver cup that is decorated with gold and bronze along with brass and pewter. The two-handled chalice is assembled from 354 individual pieces with designs that include animals and birds along with geometric interlace. The chalice is further enhanced with the names of the apostles incised in a frieze around the bowl.
The Ardagh Chalice was unearthed in 1868 by two boys, Jim Quinn and Paddy Flanagan, digging in a potato field on the south-western side of a rath (ring fort) called Reerasta, beside the village of Ardagh, County Limerick, Ireland.
The Ardagh Chalice currently resides in the National Museum of Ireland.