It is not compulsory to be an Irish to wear a Celtic wedding band. It is not because they are stylish or good in its appearance but the reality is they are traditional and have historical value. They carry with them a long tradition of history and a wealth of symbolism. So it is not without significance that what type of metal is used in it or what the structure and style. Everything is important and couples really want to know the truth. Gold and silver Celtic wedding bands stand for different things.
Celtic wedding bands originate from Ireland. The Celts were people who lived in the country and other parts of Central and Western Europe during the first millennium BC. Most of the Celtic wedding bands get their designs from manuscripts belonging to the Irish, and the Book of Kells is a great example of these. The influences that can be seen in the designs of Celtic wedding rings come from the Irish church and partly from the Christian missionaries. This is because these were the main religious influences that dominated the Celtic religion.
Celtic wedding bands are known to be among the most traditional wedding rings and are quite popular up to this day. In the early days though, these bands represented status and wealth as well as fidelity. They have become family heirlooms because of their symbolism, grandeur and exquisite craftsmanship.
Men and women both can wear a Celtic wedding band. It is popular among men and women because it is characterized by intricate designs and specific design, size and shape are fixed in making this band. There is a problem with the choosing of this type of band and that is the size and width are fixed and that is why you can not resize your bands shape and width. So choose it with special attention.
Claddagh, the Celtic Knot, and the Celtic Warrior Shield are some of the most known and popular wedding bands design. All these designs are significant because they have a special meaning separately. The symbolism stands for different meaning. The Claddagh wedding bands for example, with their design of two joined hands holding a heart with a crown on top, represents friendship, love, and loyalty. Apart from Irish designs of Celtic wedding bands there are some variations which came from the region of Scott and welsh. These two influences can be seen in a wedding band of Celtic origin.
While you will buy a Celtic wedding band then you should look for some aspects which are the most important things for buying it. It can be gold or silver made but you have to examine the originality of it as it is really a Celtic design or not. Celtic wedding rings symbolizes eternity will be continuous in its design as it is a traditional feature of it. Silver and yellow gold Celtic wedding bands are high on demand but they are very common with same variation. Now the age of platinum is coming. And you better be buying a Celtic wedding band of platinum and white gold.