These lovely silvertone Celtic earrings have a tree of life motif in the shape of a triquetra or Trinity knot with intertwined roots and branches.
Earrings measure approximately 1.5” long and .75” across. With a bead added they are 2.1” long. Nickel free silver plated earwires.
You may upgrade your earring wires to sterling silver for $3 more. Search “earring upgrade” and add to your cart along with the item before checking out.
You may also add a 6 mm gemstone or crystal bead (see photos for color / stone options).
The triquetra from the Latin adjective triquetrus "three-cornered") is a triangular figure composed of three interlaced arcs.
It is used as an ornamental design in architecture, and in medieval manuscript illumination (particularly in the Book of Kells). The symbol has been interpreted for many centuries as representing the Christian Trinity of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit and is also known as a Trinity Knot.
Other religions and cultures may use the triquetra to symbolise a variety of concepts and mythological figures. Due to its presence in insular Celtic art, some groups use the triquetra either to represent one of the various triplicities in their cosmology and theology (such as the tripartite division of the world into the realms of Land, Sea and Sky). The symbol is also sometimes used by Wiccans and some new agers to symbolize the Triple Goddess, or as a protective symbol.
The tree of life is a fundamental archetype in many of the world's mythologies, religions, and philosophical traditions. It is closely related to the concept of the sacred tree. It can be found in Christianity, Norse mythology, Buddhism, and many others.