- These earrings are handcrafted from:
Silver-plated Celtic knots,
Sparkling green mistletoe charms,
Sterling silver plated French ear wires.
- Approx. 1 inch/ 2.54 cm drop.
Celtic knots have been found throughout history as far back as the third century A.D. and can be found in many places. They are believed to have symbolized faith, declare unity between people, and in some cases, to protect against evil spirits. These patterns of one continuous loop are believed to reference eternity and eternal life, especially the knots found at burial sites.
This knot is a Shield Knot an ancient Celtic symbol of protection and was placed either on battle fields or near ill people as a means of warding off evil spirits or other dangers. Although the Shield knot can be made in a number of designs, its four distinct corners must always be included. Designs usually comprise of thick strands with tight intertwined patterns as a means of depicting an unbreakable barrier.
It was believed that mistletoe possessed life giving properties and was associated with fertility. Along this line of thinking, mistletoe was also used as an a, it was used as an antidote to poison and witchcraft. It became custom to hang mistletoe over a doorway to ward off evil spirits from crossing your threshold.
You will have the best of both worlds, wearing these pretty earrings.
“May the best ye hae ivver seen be the warst ye’ll ivver see.
May the moose ne’er lea’ yer girnal wi a tear-drap in its ee.
May ye aye keep hail an hertie till ye’r auld eneuch tae dee.
May ye aye juist be sae happie as A wuss ye aye tae be.”
“May the best you have ever seen be the worst you will ever see.
May the mouse never leave your grain store with a tear drop in its eye.
May you always stay hale and hearty until you are old enough to die.
May you still be as happy as I always wish you to be.”