Sleek and stylish, this beautifully crafted Celtic ring just might become your favorite piece of jewelry. Its central motif, a three-armed spiral known as a "triskele" or "triskelion", is an age-old symbol found frequently in works of Celtic art. These 3-legged whorls reflect the deep fascination the Celts had with various triples, such as Maiden/Mother/Crone, earth/sea/air, past/present/future, and so on.
This ring has a very low profile, sitting smoothly against the finger with virtually no rise, making it ideal for those who want a ring that won't catch and pull on things when you are working with your hands.
The Triskele Signet Ring is made of sterling silver. It measures just a hair under 3/8" across, and is available in sizes 4-11, whole sizes only.
What is the difference between a triskele and a triquetra? Triskel, triskele, or triskelion all have essentially the same meaning- the triple armed spiral design that is one of the oldest motifs found in art. Triquetras are a bit different. Although they also demonstrate the idea of a unified group of three, they use a three-part knot to express the idea, rather than a three-armed spiral. Triquetras are not nearly as old a design as triskeles are.
What is the history of the triskele symbol? The triskele, or triskelion, is such a strikingly elegant design, and one that has certainly withstood the test of time. Designs similar to the one found in our Silver Triskele Signet Ring can also be seen carved into the stones of Neolithic structures. The stones at Newgrange are Ireland is one notable example, but even older examples have been found in Egyptian artifacts.