These beautiful little triskele earrings are downright irresistible. Whether you love them for their clean and classic design, or for their connection to the early Celts, you're definitely going to want to add these to your jewelry collection.
For the early Celts, who loved grouping things into triads, this triple spiral could stand for the Triple Goddess (Maiden, Mother, Crone), the Three Realms of the World (Water, Air, and Earth), the Individual (Mind, Body and Spirit), or even Time itself (past, present, and future).
The Dotted Triskele Stud Earrings measure 5/16" high, and are made of sterling silver.
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 Dotted Triskele Stud Earrings 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.