The Many Styles Of Celtic Engagement Rings
Author: Clinton Maxwell
Irish traditions are rich and full of both whimsy and sentiment.
This is especially true when it comes to weddings and marriage.
The Irish symbolize beautifully the real meaning of marriage
with their wedding rings. Celtic engagement rings and wedding
bands have a style all their own, but still lend themselves to
adding your own personal touches. An antique gold ring with the
telltale woven pattern is the perfect symbol of the blending of
two lives. Designing Your Celtic Engagement Rings
Once you've decided you love the tradition of the Irish wedding
ring, you can design your own engagement ring and wedding bands
to incorporate those styles.
First you begin with the precious metal that will hold the
pattern and any gemstones. Rings can be fashioned out of gold,
silver, or platinum. Jewelers will tell you what material best
suits the stones you may be setting within the ring. Platinum
for example is the perfect material for setting a high quality
diamond since it will not discolour or yellow the stone as gold
Next the metal is moulded into the traditional woven Celtic
pattern. Even an antique Celtic ring can be remade to suit the
new couple's preferences. It can be carefully resized as to not
lose the pattern and it can have personal gemstones added to it.
Rings can be made in many different widths too. For example, if
you have a one carat diamond, you will probably want a wider
band than a ½ carat diamond would hold. That is true especially
if you want to show off the intertwined pattern and not have it
hidden by the stone.
Adding gems to a Celtic style ring gives you many design
options. You can intersperse small stones throughout the crosses
on the weaving or add one centre stone. The stone can be part of
the engagement ring with a solitaire placed there, and then have
either a plain Celtic band or one with several coordinating
stones. The design possibilities are endless. Making Your Ring
a Part of the Wedding Ceremony
It is customary in many Jewish, Christian or non denominational
wedding services to exchange rings. To further highlight the
reason you chose a Celtic engagement ring, you can include a
brief message of its meaning on your invitation.
The meaning of the intertwined or woven pattern is symbolic of
the blending and joining of two lives into one never ending
circle. You can further enhance this message through the music
you choose for your ceremony.
Irish or not, using Celtic engagement rings and Irish music will
make any wedding ceremony and reception special. This is a day
to always remember and the rings you wear will be a part of that
memory long after the champagne is gone and the guests have
returned home. Keep the feelings you have on that day a part of
everyday with the symbolic ring style.
About the author:
Clinton Maxwell is a publisher for
http://www.engagement-rings-tips.com an online internet site.
Robert is helping people finding the best solutions for
and wedding preparation.